Friday, February 19, 2010

You've Got Mail...


The United States Postal Service's first incarnation was established by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia in 1775. Since then it has grown and changed with America, boldly embracing new technologies to better serve a growing population.
1775 - Benjamin Franklin appointed first Postmaster General
1847 - U.S. postage stamps issued
1855 - Prepayment of postage required
1860 - Pony Express began
1863 - Free city delivery began
1873 - U.S. postal cards issued
1893 - First commemorative stamps issued
1896 - Rural free delivery began
1913 - Parcel Post began
1918 - Scheduled airmail service began
1950 - Residential deliveries reduced to one a day
1963 - ZIP Code inaugurated
1970 - Express Mail began experimentally
1971 - United States Postal Service began operations
1974 - Self-adhesive stamps tested
1983 - ZIP+4 Code began
1992 - Self-adhesive stamps introduced nationwide
1993 - National Postal Museum opened
1994 - Postal Service launched public Internet site
2007 - “Forever” stamp issued
2008 - Competitive pricing for expedited mail began

1 comment:

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Happy Friday~
Noel