9 Things You Did Not Know About Philadelphia

Posted by Caleb M. on Oct 6, 2011 4:53:00 PM

Philadelphia_US_MintThink about where you'd like to spend your summer. If you are still unsure, I've picked the place for you....Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!

Here are a few facts about Philadelphia for you to enrich your knowledge of where you can be spending your summer:

  • Did you know Philadelphia became home to the first computer in 1946?
  • Did you know on September 21, 1784 the first daily newspaper was published in Philadelphia?
  • Did you know the first Zoo was in July 1874 in Philadelphia?
  • Did you know the first piano built in America was in Philadelphia during 1775?
  • Did you know the first American flag was made by Betsy Ross in Philadelphia?
  • Did you know in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia?
  • Did you know that Fairmount Park (in Philadelphia) is the largest city park with over 8,000 acres?
  • Did you know the United States capital city was once Philadelphia?
  • Did you know Philadelphia is home to the Liberty Bell, cheesesteak sandwich, water ice, soft pretzels and TastyKakes?

Now if anyone asks, you know a great deal about Philadelphia and its history!

What's stopping you from spending your summer in Philadelphia?


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