Franklin Roosevelt

 US #1087 was designed to symbolize the struggle against polio.  
January 3, 1938

March of Dimes 

On January 3, 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt established the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, later renamed the March of Dimes.

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 US #3546 was the first US Thanksgiving stamp.
December 18, 1777

First National Thanksgiving

On December 18, 1777, the United States celebrated its first national Thanksgiving.  The celebration was in reaction to the recent victory at the Battle of Saratoga.

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 US #940 honors all those who served in WWII and pictures the Honorable Discharge emblem.
November 29, 1944

Honorable Discharge 

On November 29, 1944, the War Department officially adopted the honorable discharge emblem.

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 US #4144 – a 2007 Priority Mail stamp picturing Air Force One
November 24, 1954

First Air Force One Christened 

On November 24, 1954, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower christened the first plane to be designated Air Force One.

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 US #4422a – from the Supreme Court Justices issue
November 15, 1882

Birth of Felix Frankfurter

Associate Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter was born on November 15, 1882, in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. 

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 US #2635 was issued for the highway’s 50th anniversary.
October 28, 1942

The Alaska Highway 

On October 28, 1942, construction was completed on the 1,700 mile Alaska Highway.

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 US #C45 was issued for the 46th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first flight.
August 19, 1871

Happy Birthday Orville Wright

Aviator and inventor Orville Wright was born on August 19, 1871, in Dayton, Ohio.

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 US #2559d – from the 1941: A World at War sheet
August 14, 1941

Atlantic Charter

On August 14, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill issued the Atlantic Charter, which defined their postwar goals for the world.

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 US #5347 – 2019 Express Mail Stamp picturing Joshua trees
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.

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