2017 JFK 100th Birth Anniv-Moon Landing
September 12, 1962

“We choose to go to the Moon” Speech

On September 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy delivered one of his most famous and stirring speeches, to generate support for the Apollo program.

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1922 5¢ Theodore Roosevelt, dark blue
September 5, 1905

Roosevelt Orchestrates End of War 

On September 5, 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt mediated the Treaty of Portsmouth, ending the Russo-Japanese War. It earned him a Nobel Prize and began a long-standing tree-giving tradition between the US and Japan.

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2018 50¢ O Beautiful – Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado
September 3, 1964

The Wilderness Act

On September 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act.  The act protected 9 million acres from development and created the National Wilderness Preservation System that consists of more than 111 million acres today.

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Series of 1902 13¢ Harrison
August 20, 1833

Birth of Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison was born in North Bend, Ohio, on August 20, 1833. America’s 23rd president, he was also a Civil War veteran and lawyer.

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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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2007 41¢ Gerald Ford
August 9, 1974

Gerald Ford Inaugurated Following Watergate

On August 9, 1974, Gerald Ford was inaugurated president following Richard Nixon’s resignation. Ford was the first person to serve as both vice president and president without winning election to either office.

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1985 22¢ Korean War Veterans
June 27, 1950

U.S. Troops Committed to Korean War

On June 27, 1950, President Harry Truman announced that America would send troops to aid South Korea. It marked the start of US involvement in a conflict that to date hasn’t formally ended because no peace treaty has been signed.

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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 16¢ Airmail Special Delivery
June 20, 1782

U.S. Adopts Great Seal

On June 20, 1782, the United States adopted the Great Seal. It had taken six years, three committees, and the work of 14 men.

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