As a precursor to the United States Post Office Department, on Feb. 20, 1792, the Postal Service Act was signed into law. Signed by George Washington, the Postal Service Act was one of the first major pieces of federal legislation, and later became designated as a cabinet office.
Today In History- February 20
The Postal Service Act is signed by President George Washington.
Postal Service established in United States.
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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