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 U.S. #1434-35 were issued to coincide with the flight of Apollo XV and to mark the 10th anniversary Alan Shepard becoming the first American in space.
July 31, 1971

Astronauts Take Lunar Rover for First Drive on the Moon

On July 31, 1971, U.S. Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin became the first humans to drive on the Moon.

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 U.S. #O68 – Department of State Official Mail stamp.
July 27, 1789

Department of State Established 

On July 27, 1789, the Department of Foreign Affairs was created, which was later renamed the Department of State. When the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1788, it specified that the President would be responsible for the country’s foreign relations. President George Washington soon realized he’d need help and requested the creation of a new executive department to help handle foreign affairs.

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 U.S. #1 – Franklin is often considered the father of the American Postal Service.
July 26, 1775

Ben Franklin Appointed America’s First Postmaster General 

On July 26, 1775, former deputy postmaster general of the American colonies, Ben Franklin, was made the first postmaster general of the United States. Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and only attended school until the age of 10. He was an avid reader and quick learner. As a polymath (a person with expertise in a large number of areas), Franklin would eventually become an accomplished author, printer, freemason, scientist, inventor, activist, and statesman.

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 U.S. #C3 was actually issued before #C1.
June 23, 1938

The Civil Aeronautics Act 

On June 23, 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Civil Aeronautics Act, creating the Civil Aeronautics Authority.

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 U.S. #O25 – Department of Justice Official stamp picturing Ben Franklin.
June 22, 1870

Department of Justice Established 

On June 22, 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a bill into law creating the U.S. Department of Justice.

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 U.S. #1068 pictures the Old Man of the Mountain, which was made New Hampshire’s official trademark in 1945.
June 21, 1788

New Hampshire Becomes 9th State 

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire ratified the U.S. Constitution and was admitted to the Union.

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 U.S. #277 was often used on mail to Europe.
June 18, 1812

America Declares War on Great Britain 

Just 29 years after gaining independence, the United States took on the greatest naval power in the world by declaring war on June 18, 1812, in what would become America’s “Second War of Independence.”

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 U.S. #108 – 1875 Lincoln issue similar to the 1866 mourning stamp.
June 16, 1858

Lincoln Delivers House Divided Speech 

On June 16, 1858, Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous House Divided Speech in Springfield, Illinois.

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 U.S. #2838c was issued on the 50th anniversary of D-Day.
June 6, 1944

Allies Storm Normandy on D-Day

On June 6, 1944, some 155,000 Allied troops stormed the shores of Normandy on D-Day, the start of Operation Overlord.

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