Penang #46 (1957)

Penang [State of Malaya] #46 (1957)

Formerly a member of the Straits Settlements, the former Crown Colony of Penang — along with the coastal strip known as Province Welleseley — became a state of the Federation of Malaya in 1949. When Malaya achieved its independence from the United Kingdom in 1957, Penang was integrated as part of the federation, which was renamed Malaysia when it merged with the territories 0f British Borneo in 1963. … Continue reading Penang [State of Malaya] #46 (1957)

Skylab Launched

On May 14, 1973, Skylab was launched unmanned by a modified Saturn V rocket, with a weight of 170,000 pounds (77,111 kg). The launch is sometimes referred to as Skylab 1, or SL-1. Skylab was the United States’ first space station, orbiting Earth from 1973 to 1979, when it fell back to Earth amid huge worldwide media attention. Launched and operated by NASA, Skylab included a … Continue reading Skylab Launched

Paraguay #54 (1900)

Paraguay #54 (1900)

The Republic of Paraguay (República del Paraguay in Spanish or Tetã Paraguái in Guarani), is a landlocked country in central South America, bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest. Paraguay lies on both banks of the Paraguay River, which runs through the center of the country from north to south. Due to its … Continue reading Paraguay #54 (1900)

Papua New Guinea #446 (1977)

Papua New Guinea #446 (1978)

The Independent State of Papua New Guinea (Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini in Tok Pisin) is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian … Continue reading Papua New Guinea #446 (1978)

Panama #C236 (1960)

Panama #C236 (1960)

The Republic of Panama (República de Panamá in Spanish), is a country usually considered to be entirely in North America or Central America. It is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia (in South America) to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital and largest city is Panama City, whose metropolitan area is home … Continue reading Panama #C236 (1960)

Thailand #2235 (2006)

Visakhapuja Day / วันวิสาขบูชา

Each year on the full moon of the sixth Thai lunar month, Thailand participates in the Buddhist observance of Visakhapuja Day (วันวิสาขบูชา — Wan Visakhabucha) commemorating the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha. It is also observed as Thai National Tree Day (วันต้นไม้แห่งชาติ — Wan Tonmai Haeng Chart). Vesak (Vesākha in Pali and Vaiśākha in Sanskrit), also known as Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day, is a holiday … Continue reading Visakhapuja Day / วันวิสาขบูชา

Palau #60 (1984)

Palau #60 (1984)

The Republic of Palau (Beluu er a Belau in Palauan) is an island country consisting of an archipelago located in the western Pacific Ocean. The country contains approximately 340 islands, forming the western chain of the Caroline Islands in Micronesia, and has an area of 180 square miles (466 square kilometers). The capital Ngerulmud is located on the island of Babeldaob, in Melekeok State. Its … Continue reading Palau #60 (1984)

Pakistan #63 (1952)

Pakistan #63 (1952)

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan (اسلامی جمہوریہ پاکستان‎ in Urdu — Islāmī Jumhūriyah Pākistān), is a federal parliamentary republic in South Asia on the crossroads of Central Asia and Western Asia. It is the sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 197 million people. In terms of area, it is the 33rd-largest country in the world with an area covering 340,509 square miles (881,913 square … Continue reading Pakistan #63 (1952)