Founding Fathers

 U.S. #154 – Hamilton helped found the New York Post in 1801.
January 11th, 1755

Birth of Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755 (or 57 – the year is unknown), in Nevis in the British West Indies.

Read Article
 U.S. #1046 – While serving as chief justice, Jay went to Great Britain and negotiated the Jay Treaty, which settled many of the lingering post-war disputes.
October 19th, 1789

John Jay Becomes First Supreme Court Chief Justice

On October 19, 1789, John Jay was sworn in as America’s first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Read Article
 U.S. #3139
July 26th, 1775

Ben Franklin Appointed America’s First Postmaster General 

On July 26, 1775, the Second Continental Congress established America’s first postal system and selected Benjamin Franklin as its first leader.

Read Article

Love history?

Discover events in American history – plus the stamps that make them come alive.

Subscribe to get This Day in History stories straight to your inbox every day!