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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