1983 20¢ American Inventors: Philo T Farnsworth, First TV Camera
September 7, 1927

Farnsworth’s First TV Demonstration

On September 7, 1927, inventor Philo T. Farnsworth made his first successful presentation of the “image dissector,” a crucial part of the first televisions.

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2006 87¢ Distinguished Americans: Dr. Albert Sabin
August 26, 1906

Birth of Albert Sabin 

Albert Saperstein was born on August 26, 1906, in Białystok, Russian Empire (present-day Poland). Sabin developed one of the vaccines that helped to nearly eradicate polio worldwide.

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2008 41¢ American Scientists: Gerty Cori
August 15, 1896

Birth of Gerty Cori

Biochemist Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori was born on August 15, 1896, in Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire. She was the first woman to earn a Nobel Prize In Physiology or Medicine.

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1996 32¢ Fulbright Scholarships
August 1, 1946

Fulbright Scholarships

On August 1, 1946, President Harry Truman signed legislation establishing the Fulbright Program. An international exchange program, the Fulbright Scholarship is considered one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world.  

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1954 3¢ George Eastman
July 12, 1854

Birth of George Eastman

Entrepreneur George Eastman was born on July 12, 1854, in Waterville, New York. Eastman invented the first successful film roll, making photography accessible for everyone and contributing to the development of motion pictures.

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1974 10¢ Skylab Project
July 11, 1979

Skylab Returns to Earth

On July 11, 1979, Skylab, the first manned US space laboratory, returned to Earth after six years in space. The success of the Skylab project encouraged the continued inclusion of humans in space study.

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1995 46¢ Great Americans: Ruth Benedict
June 5, 1887

Birth of Ruth Benedict

Anthropologist Ruth Fulton Benedict was born on June 5, 1887, in New York City, New York. Benedict developed her own theories on culture and conducted special research for the US government during World War II.

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2011 44¢ Space Firsts: Alan B. Shepard
May 5, 1961

Alan Shepard Becomes First American in Space

On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American to travel into space when he successfully took a sub-orbital flight aboard Freedom 7.

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2022 58¢ Eugenie Clark
May 4, 1922

Birth of Eugenie Clark

Eugenie “Genie” Clark was born on May 4, 1922, in New York, New York.  Nicknamed “The Shark Lady,” she was a world-renowned marine biologist best known for her work with sharks and trailblazing in the field of scuba diving for marine research.

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