Thomas Jefferson

1934 16¢ Airmail Special Delivery
June 20, 1782

U.S. Adopts Great Seal

On June 20, 1782, the United States adopted the Great Seal. It had taken six years, three committees, and the work of 14 men.

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2002 34¢ Greetings From America: Missouri
June 10, 1967

Gateway Arch Opens to the Public

On June 10, 1967, the Gateway Arch opened in St. Louis, Missouri. A monument to America’s westward expansion, it’s the tallest arch in the world at 630 feet.

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1974 10¢ First Continental Congress
September 9, 1776

The “United Colonies” Become “United States” 

On September 9, 1776, the Second Continental Congress declared that the United Colonies would now be known as the United States.

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2000 33¢ Library of Congress
April 24, 1800

Library of Congress Founded

On April 24, 1800, President John Adams officially established the Library of Congress.

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2002 $3.85 Jefferson Memorial, Priority Mail
April 13, 1943

Dedication of Jefferson Memorial 

On April 13, 1943, the Jefferson memorial in Washington, DC, was officially dedicated.

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 US #1099 was issued for the 300th anniversary of the “Flushing Remonstrance.”
January 16, 1786

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom 

On January 16, 1786, Virginia enacted Thomas Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Freedom.

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1980 40¢ Philip Mazzei Fleetwood First Day Cover
December 25, 1730

Birth of Philip Mazzei

Italian physician, merchant, horticulturalist and close friend of President Thomas Jefferson, Philip Mazzei was born on December 25, 1730, in Poggio a Caiano (Prato) in Tuscany.

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