US #1173 pictures a satellite orbiting earth while emitting radio waves.
August 12, 1960

Echo 1

On August 12, 1960, Echo I, the world’s first passive communications satellite, was placed in orbit around the Earth

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 US #1091 was issued aboard the USS Saratoga in Norfolk, VA.
June 12, 1957

1957 International Naval Review

On June 12, 1957, the US hosted an International Naval Review that coincided with the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown colony. 

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1973 8¢ Progress in Electronics: Transistors and Printed Circuit
May 23, 1908

Birth of John Bardeen

Physicist John Bardeen was born on May 23, 1908, in Madison, Wisconsin.

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 US #853 pictures the Trylon and Perisphere.
April 30, 1939

1939 New York World’s Fair

On April 30, 1939, the New York World’s Fair opened at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York.

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1993 29¢ Classic Books: Little House On The Prairie Fleetwood First Day Cover
February 7, 1867

Happy Birthday Laura Ingalls Wilder 

Acclaimed author Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on February 7, 1867, in Pepin County, Wisconsin.

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 US #4628 was issued for Thomas’s 100th birthday in 2012.
January 6, 1912

Birth of Danny Thomas

Performer and philanthropist Danny Thomas was born Amos Muzyad Yaqoob Kairouz on January 6, 1912, in Deerfield, Michigan. 

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 US #3835 pictures Dr. Seuss with several of his characters, including the Grinch tugging at his tie.
December 18, 1966

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

On December 18, 1966, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! premiered on TV.

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2003 37¢ American Filmmaking: Makeup stamp
November 23, 1887

Happy Birthday Boris Karloff 

Boris Karloff was born William Henry Pratt on November 23, 1887, in Camberwell, London, England.

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 US #4084c was part of a sheet honoring several DC Comics superheroes. Click the image to order.
October 21, 1941

First Appearance of Wonder Woman

On October 21, 1941, Wonder Woman was introduced in All Star Comics #8.

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