Today In History- February 20

Today In History- February 20

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The Postal Service Act is signed by President George Washington.

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Postal Service established in United States.

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.

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