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U.S. Postal Service issues Gandhi stamp

Compiled by Sindya N. Bhanoo Email Compiled by Sindya N. Bhanoo
January 2016
U.S. Postal Service issues Gandhi stamp

 

Snapshots from Indian-American history
this month, that year

 

January 26, 1961
– The United States Postal Service issues 120 million 4 cent stamps and 40 million 8 cent stamps honoring Mahatma Gandhi in the “Champions of Liberty” series.

The US was the second country in the world to issue a stamp honoring Mahatma Gandhi after India.


Sindya N. Bhanoo writes the Observatory column in the Science section of The New York Times. She is also a board member of South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). This column’s material is from SAADA. https://www.saada.org/.



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