American History

 U.S. #3869 honors the second Constellation, built in 1854 with some materials salvaged from the original ship.
September 7, 1797

First USS Constellation Launched 

Ordered by a Congressional Act in 1794, the first American ship to be christened the Constellation was launched on September 7, 1797.

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 U.S. #1010 – George Washington had such an impact on Lafayette that he named one of his children after him.
September 6, 1757

Birth of Marquis de Lafayette – “Hero of Two Worlds” 

On September 6, 1757, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de Lafayette, better known as the Marquis de Lafayette was born in Chavaniac, in Haute Loire, France to a wealthy family.

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September 4, 1886

Geronimo Surrenders, Ending Major Indian Wars 

After nearly 30 years fighting the Americans and Mexicans that invaded his home, Geronimo surrendered on September 4, 1886.

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September 3, 1783

Treaty of Paris Ends Revolutionary War 

After more than eight years of fighting, the American Revolutionary War came to and end on September 3, 1783, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

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 U.S. #O72 – This Official stamp would have been used by members of the Treasury to mail government documents.
September 2, 1789

U.S. Treasury Department Founded 

In the wake of the American Revolution, Congress established the Treasury Department on September 2, 1789.

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August 30, 1967

Thurgood Marshall Appointed Supreme Court Justice 

On August 30, 1967, Thurgood Marshall became America’s first African American Supreme Court Justice.

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August 28, 1963

March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream” Speech 

As African Americans struggled against segregation and mistreatment, Civil Rights leaders organized the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.

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 U.S. #1503 pictures Johnson’s official White House portrait. Painted by Elizabeth Shoumatoff in 1968, Johnson personally selected it as his official portrait.
August 27, 1908

Birth of America’s 36th President 

Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) was born on August 27, 1908 in Stonewall, Texas, and was the oldest of five children.

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 U.S. #2065 – Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation in 1517, laying the groundwork for the Lutheran Church.

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