This Day in History August 3, 1527

By Ruth on August 3, 2014 in history

Today’s feature is quite intriguing to me with the advent of Hallmark’s show Signed, Sealed, Delivered. On this date in 1527, the first known letter was entirely from North
America. John Rut is the one who wrote it,  and he sent it from St.  John’s,  Newfoundland. He was leading an expedition to find the Northwest Passage.  He wrote a letter to King Henry VIII detailing his findings and future plans. Pictured above is the modern-day area from where it was sent.  I wonder what the #POstables would think of this fact. It would E interesting to know if any of the four (Rita especially) knows this little fact.

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