This Day In History
Today, March 1st
On March 1, 1972, the USPS issued the first stamp in a new series honoring the 100th anniversary of the world’s first national park. Exactly 100 years earlier, Congress established Yellowstone as a national park to protect its unusual features and resources.
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On February 28, 1973, the USPS issued the first of seven stamps in its new American Arts Series. The stamps in the series honored artists from several different genres, including painting, music writing, and filmmaking.
James Mercer Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1901, in Joplin, Missouri.
On January 28, 2013, the USPS issued the first stamp in its Global Forever Series. These stamps are used on international mail.
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Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens was born on March 1, 1848, in Dublin, Ireland.