1967 5¢ Search for Peace, Lions International
July 5, 1967

Search for Peace Stamp & Essay Contest

On July 5, 1967, the US Post Office issued a 5¢ stamp honoring the 50th anniversary of Lions International as well as a special contest hosted by the organization.

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1934 1¢ National Parks: Yosemite, California
June 30, 1864

Yosemite Land Grant 

On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Land Grant. This made Yosemite Valley the first piece of land set aside by the US government for preservation and public use.

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1934 4¢ National Parks: Mesa Verde, Colorado
June 29, 1906

Mesa Verde National Park

On June 29, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt established Mesa Verde National Park, the first American park created to “preserve the works of man.”  It’s since been called “the best cultural attraction” in the Western United States.

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2019 55¢ George H.W. Bush
June 12, 1924

Birth of George H.W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts. As America’s 41st president, he led the US through conflicts in Panama and Iraq, helped bring about the end of the Soviet Union, and negotiated treaties to reduce the number of global nuclear weapons. At home, Bush fought against rising drug use and cracked down on the drug trade.

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1931 12¢ Grover Cleveland
June 2, 1886

Only Presidential White House Wedding 

On June 2, 1886, President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom in the White House, making him the only US president to be married in the executive mansion.

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1970 6¢ Flag and White House
May 24, 1861

“Remember Ellsworth”

On May 24, 1861, Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, a close friend of President Abraham Lincoln, became the first Union officer to die in the Civil War. “Remember Ellsworth” soon became a popular rallying cry for the Union.

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1959 1¢ Abraham Lincoln
May 7, 1833,

Postmaster Lincoln

On May 7, 1833, future President Abraham Lincoln took a job as postmaster for New Salem, Illinois.  Holding that position for three years, he was well-liked and respected for his commitment to his postal customers.

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1964 5¢ Civil War Centennial: Battle of the Wilderness
May 5, 1864

Battle of the Wilderness

On May 5, 1864, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee clashed for the first time at the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia.  It was the opening battle of Grant’s Overland Campaign, which was designed to destroy Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.

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1982 20¢ Aging Together
May 1, 1963

First Older Americans Month

On May 1, 1963, the US observed its first Senior Citizens Months, later renamed Older Americans Month. Since its inception, it has been a time to raise awareness of issues facing older Americans as well as honor their contributions to our nation.

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