On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress created the Post Office, naming Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General. Here’s a look at 10 fascinating facts about a unique American institution.
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On this day in 1947, Congress changed the order of who can succeed the President and Vice President in office, more closely reflecting the wishes of the Founding Fathers.
It’s a sad day for some historically minded Philadelphians: It’s the anniversary of the congressional act that moved the nation’s capital from their city to Washington, D.C.
Today marks the 212th anniversary of the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. What caused the sitting vice president to gun down a Founding Father on the cliffs overlooking New York City?
On the anniversary of the Burr-Hamilton duel, a look back at history shows the event wasn’t unique when it came to early-19th-century squabbles.