What Happened on May 1, 1840

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Historical Events


Historic PublicationPenny Black

"Penny Black", the world's first adhesive postage stamp issued by Great Britain
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Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (24) weds fellow abolitionist Henry Brewster Stanton (34)

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton