On November 29, 1777, the first non-military settlement in California was established as El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe in Alta, California.
On November 15, 1974, the USPS issued its first experimental self-adhesive stamp.
On October 19, 1864, North and South converged at Cedar Creek, Virginia in what would be the last Confederate attempt to invade the North.
On October 18, 1937, the US Post Office issued the first stamp in a new series honoring the overseas territories of the United States.
On September 12, 1862, the Civil War Battle for Harpers Ferry began.
On August 14, 1848, the Oregon Territory was established.
June 12, 1859, is generally accepted as the re-discovery date of the Comstock Lode.
On April 28, 1788, Maryland was the seventh state to ratify the US Constitution, an act that admitted it as America’s seventh state.