On January 9, 1788, Connecticut ratified the US Constitution, making it the fifth state to join the young United States.
On August 27, 1918, US and Mexican forces engaged in the Battle of Ambos Nogales, amid the tensions of the Mexican Revolution, World War I, and the Border War.
On July 4, 1987, the USPS issued the first in a series of stamps honoring America’s first 13 states. The series honored each state’s 200th anniversary of statehood as well as the bicentennial of the ratification of the Constitution.
On May 3, 2003, the Old Man of the Mountain rock formation in New Hampshire collapsed.
On April 22, 1889, the first land rush into the Unassigned Lands of Oklahoma kicked off at high noon.
On April 21, 1836, Texan soldiers led a swift attack on an unsuspecting Mexican force at the Battle of San Jacinto.
American soldier and politician Sam Houston was born on March 2, 1793, in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
On February 23, 1976, the USPS issued its first 50-stamp se-tenant.