US #C99 – Scott was known as the “Tomboy of the Air.”
October 23, 1910

First Public Flight by an American Female Aviator

On October 23, 1910, Blanche Scott became the first American female pilot to make a public flight.

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 US #2723 – from the Legends of American Music Series
September 17, 1923

Happy Birthday, Hank Williams

Hiram King “Hank” Williams was born on September 17, 1923, In Butler County, Alabama.

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 US #1173 pictures a satellite orbiting earth while emitting radio waves.
August 12, 1960

Echo 1

On August 12, 1960, Echo I, the world’s first passive communications satellite, was placed in orbit around the Earth

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 US #1274 was issued for the 100th anniversary of the ITU.
May 17, 1865

The International Telecommunication Union

On May 17, 1865, the International Telegraph Union (ITU), which later became the International Telecommunication Union, was founded. 

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1959 7¢ Alaska Statehood
March 28, 1964

American Radio Relay League Saves Lives 

On March 28, 1964, amateur radio operators provided essential emergency communications in the wake of a devastating earthquake in Alaska.

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 US #3186o pictures Welles’ famed Citizen Kane. Click the image to order.
October 30, 1938

War of the Worlds Broadcast 

On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles created a panic with his War of the Worlds broadcast, which some listeners believed was a real news story.

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