Pennsylvania Fun Facts and Trivia - Philadelphia Firsts

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I've just joined a new Group here on Active Rain, Trivia 21, and we are going to have some fun and learn something at the same time, maybe. Thank you James Dray for getting the group going.


Here are several Philadelphia, PA Firsts:Philadelphia Fun Facts and Trivia Firsts


1. Philadelphia became home to the first Computer.

2. The First daily Newspaper was published in Philadelphia in 1784.

3. Philadelphia had the first Zoological Garden in 1874.

4. In 1775 the first Piano in America was built by Johann Behrent, calling it the "Piano Forte."

5. Philadelphia is the site of the First Presidential Mansion.

6. Betsy Ross made the First American Flag in Philadelphia!


I'm sure there are more but here are a few to get us started!


Join the Group please. Let's have some more fun and learn a few things at the same time too!

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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

What a great group! I will certainly join the group - i posted a DC trivia blog earlier this week! 

Jan 24, 2015 09:41 PM #1
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good morning Bobbie Smith 

Thanks for sharing the fun facts and trivia about Philadelphia.  I need to check out this new group.  I wasn't aware we had it now!  I'm behind in the puddle.

Jan 24, 2015 10:52 PM #2
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Bobbie: I need to get my hubby to establish an account and join this group as he is a whiz at trivia. Me not so much. LOL

Jan 24, 2015 11:39 PM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Enjoyed this variety of facts about Philadephia.  Thanks for educating me.  A

Jan 24, 2015 11:44 PM #4
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Bobbie, it was also where the Continental Congress drafted the Declaration of Independence

Jan 25, 2015 12:48 AM #5
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Oh Yes Bobbie,  There is so much history in Philadephia, Ben Franklin had so much to do with the area also.  Have a great day!

Jan 25, 2015 01:37 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bobbie- I love trivia and learning about Philadelphia was fun.  Thank you and can't wait for more. 

Jan 25, 2015 06:04 AM #7
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA

Hi Lise, Hope you joined. It's sure to be fun and interesting.

Hi John, Check it out and please join. You and Debbie could really give us some great trivia on Albuquerque and New Mexico, I'm sure.

Anita, There you go. It would be fun. Hope he does. I'm not so good at Trivia either but i'm hoping to learn - LOL.

Jan 25, 2015 08:12 PM #8
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA

Hi Alexandra, Thanks. I learned a few things myself. 

Hi Ed, yes, I am sure there are more. I just picked a few.

Will, You probably have more knowledge of the area than what I can find online. Thanks.

Hi Kathy, Great. Me too. Thanks.

Jan 25, 2015 08:13 PM #9
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Well good morning Bobbie.  Thank you for joining our group I believe you'll find it entertaining and packed full of data.  

Jan 26, 2015 07:04 PM #10
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

Philadelphia has an important part in our history!  Welcome to the group!

Jan 27, 2015 05:04 AM #11
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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What computer was that? I assumed the first computer was IBM's Watson in Armonk, NY.

Jan 29, 2015 10:08 AM #12
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