20 February 2022: This day in history

1792: US postal service created, postage 6-12 cents depending on distance

1872: New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art opens

1873: British Naval Officer John Moresby discovers the site of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and claims it for Britain

1938: UK Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden resigns stating Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain has appeased Nazi Germany

1947: Earl Mountbatten of Burma appointed as last viceroy of India to oversee the move to independence


Source: Onthisday.com

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