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Today in History: 01 May 1840


First Official Adhesive Postage Stamp, the Penny Black Issued in the United Kingdom

On this day in 1840, the Penny Black postage stamp was issued in the United Kingdom. It was the first official adhesive postage stamp in the world. It came into service on May 6, 1840.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Black
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postage_stamp

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Today in History: 29 January 1856


Victoria Cross: Introduced to Honour Acts of Valour in Crimean War

On this day in 1856, Queen Victoria established the military medal known as the Victoria Cross. It was the highest military decoration issued for valour in the face of the enemy within the British Empire and now the Commonwealth. It was first introduced to honour members of the armed forces who fought in the Crimean War.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Cross


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