Franklin Roosevelt

1948 3¢ Gold Star Mothers
September 21, 1948

Gold Star Mothers Stamp 

On September 21, 1948, the US Post Office issued the Gold Star Mothers stamp to honor mothers whose sons had been killed in war. It was the first stamp in eight years to feature women (or women’s organizations), and just the 11th stamp overall to do so.

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2019 $7.35 Joshua Tree Priority Mail Stamp
August 10, 1936

Joshua Tree National Monument

On August 10, 1936, President Franklin Roosevelt used the power of the 1906 Antiquities Act to create Joshua Tree National Monument. Decades later, the trees received additional protection when the area was made into a national park.

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1929 2¢ George Rogers Clark
July 23, 1966

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

On July 23, 1966, George Rogers Clark National Historical Park was established in Vincennes, Indiana.  The park honors this Revolutionary War hero and his role in the expansion of the Northwest Territory.

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1934 1¢ National Parks: Yosemite, California
July 16, 1934

National Parks Issue

On July 16, 1934, the first stamp in the National Parks Series was issued, honoring Yosemite National Park. The series was issued to raise awareness of America’s national parks, and was part of the Infamous Farley’s Follies…

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1975 10¢ Collective Bargaining
July 5, 1935

The National Labor Relations Act of 1935

On July 5, 1935, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 into law.  The basis of modern US labor law, it guarantees private sector employees the right to organize in trade unions, bargain collectively, and strike.

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1918 24¢ Curtiss Jenny
June 23, 1938

The Civil Aeronautics Act 

On June 23, 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Civil Aeronautics Act, creating the Civil Aeronautics Authority. The CAA was tasked with investigating accidents, recommending ways to prevent future accidents, and setting airline fares and routes. It eventually became the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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1934 10¢ Great Smoky Mountains
June 15, 1934

Great Smoky Mountains National Park 

On June 15, 1934, Franklin Roosevelt signed legislation establishing Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Home to some of the highest mountains in North America, the park is one of the most visited in the United States.

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2002 34¢ Greetings From America: Missouri
June 10, 1967

Gateway Arch Opens to the Public

On June 10, 1967, the Gateway Arch opened in St. Louis, Missouri. A monument to America’s westward expansion, it’s the tallest arch in the world at 630 feet.

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1993 29¢ Dean Acheson
April 11, 1893

Birth of Dean Acheson

Dean Gooderham Acheson was born on April 11, 1893, in Middletown, Connecticut.  Serving in the state department for over a decade, he was influential in many of the United States’ World War II and post-war initiatives, including the Lend-Lease Act, Marshall Plan, and NATO.

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