CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

November 6, 2012

Fifteen Fun Facts About Pennsylvania

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

FIFTEEN FUN FACTS ABOUT PENNSYLVANIA

Ten fun facts extracted from http://www.50states.com/facts/penn.htm:

  1. In 1946 Philadelphia became home to the first computer.
  2. Hershey is considered the Chocolate Capital of the United States
  3. The first daily newspaper was published in Philadelphia on Sept. 21, 1784.
  4. In Philadelphia in 1775 Johann Behrent built the first piano in America calling it under the name “Piano Forte.”
  5. Philadelphia is the site of the first presidential mansion.
  6. “Doctor, if you don’t give me something to help me breathe, I’m going to stop!” came the urgent cry of 16-year old Frederick Gable of Loganville. Vowing not to lose another patient to pneumonia, Dr. George Holtzapple successfully created the first (more…)

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