Postal Service through the years

Published On: Feb 06 2013 08:05:34 AM PST   Updated On: May 01 2013 09:35:15 AM PDT

Check out landmark moments in U.S. Postal Service history.

Postal Dates - Henry Box Brown
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1850: Henry "Box" Brown mails himself to freedom in a three-foot box from Richmond, Va., to the Anti-Slavery office in Philadelphia. The delivery took 26 hours.


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