Friday, February 19, 2010

February 20th

1792: The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington. The deparment does not actually start work until 6 weeks later, when the paperwork finally gets delivered by the Post Office.

1864: Battle of Olustee occurs – the largest battle ever fought in Florida... until the great early bird special battle in the Sizzler parking lot in Fort Lauderdale in 1994.

1935: Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica. Well, braving -20 degree weather is one way to find a husband.


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