On This Date – November 15th

Studio portrait of a New York post official smiling while holding a piece of mail he has pulled from his bag. [from getty images]

On this date in 1869, free postal delivery was formally inaugurated. For more info on the 19th Century USPS, you can read the wiki, or see more important dates in USPS history.

Also, thank a mailperson today. They bring you stuff.

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