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The U.S. Postal Service Turns an Incredible 240 Years Old Today

The U.S. Postal Service turns an amazing 240 years old today! Benjamin Franklin was the first Postmaster General. Today, the 31,000 postal facilities in the USPS system handle 158 billion pieces of mail each year.

Here are 10 amazing facts about the Postal Service which was established July 25, 1775.

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