January 8, 1963: The last dogsled mail route in Alaska ended. It connected Gambell and Savoonga, and had been replaced by airplane service the month before.
January 11, 1971: The first Governors of the Postal Service were appointed.
January 17, 1706: Benjamin Franklin was born.
January 22, 2012: The first Forever stamped card was issued.
January 28, 2013: The first Global Forever First-Class Mail international stamp was issued.