Franklin Roosevelt

1966 6¢ Prominent Americans: Franklin D. Roosevelt
January 30, 1882

Birth of President Franklin Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York.  As president during two of the most serious events of the twentieth century – the Great Depression and World War II – FDR implemented sweeping reforms and negotiated powerful coalitions with world leaders that led to an Allied victory. 

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1960 4¢ Senator Walter F. George
January 29, 1878

Birth of Walter F. George

Politician Walter Franklin George was born on January 29, 1878, in Preston, Georgia.  Representing Georgia in the US Senate for 35 years, he became one of the most powerful and respected men in Congress during his lifetime.

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1997 5¢ Mountain, non-denominational, self-adhesive coil stamp
December 26, 1935

Shenandoah National Park

On December 26, 1935, Shenandoah National Park was officially established in Virginia. The park is most well-known for its 105-mile Skyline Drive.

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1943 2¢ Nations United for Victory
December 22, 1941,

The Arcadia Conference

On December 22, 1941, US and British leaders met at the White House for the first time to discuss military strategy for World War II. The Arcadia Conference, as it was known, established Allied goals for the war and laid the groundwork for the United Nations.

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1998 32¢ Gospel Singers: Mahalia Jackson
October 26, 1911

Birth of Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia (born Mahala) Jackson was born on October 26, 1911, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The best-known gospel singer in the world and one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century, she received more acclaim than any other gospel singer, and is said to have been the vocal, physical, and spiritual symbol of religious music.

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2019 55¢ Post Office Murals –
October 16, 1934

The Section of Painting and Sculpture

On October 16, 1934, Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Section of Panting and Sculpture (later known as the Section of Fine Arts).  The Section, as it was called, invited artists across the country to beautify public buildings, including many post offices.

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1994 29¢ WWII: Submarines Shorten War in Pacific
August 18, 1978

War in the Pacific National Historical Park

On August 18, 1978, War in the Pacific National Historical Park was established in Guam. The enabling legislation stated, “In order to commemorate the bravery and sacrifices of those participating in the campaigns of the Pacific theater of World War II and to conserve and interpret outstanding natural, scenic, and historic values and objects on the island of Guam for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations, the War in the Pacific National Historical Park… is hereby established.”

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1974 $200 dull blue & red
June 26, 1934

Firearms Transfer Stamps

On June 26, 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Firearms Act of 1934 into law. The act placed a tax on the manufacture and transfer of certain firearms, with new stamps being produced to show the tax had been paid.

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1989 25¢ Black Heritage: A. Philip Randolph
April 15, 1889

Birth of A. Philip Randolph

Asa Philip Randolph was born on April 15, 1889, in Crescent City, Florida. Randolph was a respected and outspoken proponent of the rights of minority labor. He was greatly feared by his opponents, not because of his temperament, but because of his power to create change.

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