This Day In History

Today, March 1st

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George Gershwin stamp
February 28, 1973

American Arts Series

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.

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 US #3557 – Hughes was the 25th honoree in the Black Heritage Series.
February 1, 1901

Happy Birthday Langston Hughes

James Mercer Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1901, in Joplin, Missouri.

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 US #4740 – First Global Forever Stamp
January 28, 2013

Global Forever Series 

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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 US #1779 pictures the Rotunda, designed by Jefferson to represent the “authority of nature and power of reason.”  
January 25, 1819

Jefferson’s University of Virginia 

On January 25, 1819, Thomas Jefferson succeeded in securing a charter for his beloved University of Virginia (UVA).

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 US #886 from the Famous Americans Series.
March 1, 1848

Birth of Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens was born on March 1, 1848, in Dublin, Ireland. 

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 US #147 is the first known used Bank Note stamp. Click image to order.
March 1, 1870

Bank Note Series 

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