Philly Facts and Trivia
The first daily newspaper was published in Philadelphia in 1784
Fairmount Park in Philadelphia is the largest city park with over 8,000 acres
Philadelphia population: 1,517,550 (2000 census)
The Liberty Bell weighs 2,080 pounds.
The first U.S. stock exchange was in Philadelphia.
Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth, once owned the Walnut Street Theater.
Movies filmed in Philadelphia: Rocky (1975), Rocky II (1978)
The first bank in the United States was created in Philadelphia in 1791
Movies filmed in Philadelphia: Dressed to Kill (1979), Blow Out (1980)
Philadelphia has 14 television stations and 83 radio stations
William Penn was kicked out of Oxford University for religious nonconformity
Movies filmed in Philadelphia: Birdy (1984), Witness (1984)
Over 600 Philadelphians were killed in the Vietnam war
Movies filmed in Philadelphia: Age of Innocence (1992), Philadelphia (1993)
The first Mummers parade was held in 1901
Benjamin Franklin and four other signers of the Declaration of Independence are buried in Christ Church cemetery
The Marquis de Lafayette was the guest at a banquet in his honor at City Tavern
Movies filmed in Philadelpha: 12 Monkeys (1995), Beloved (1997), The Sixth Sense (1998), Fallen (1998)
The Philadelphia Mint produces over 30 million coins per day
Philadelphia has more public art than any city in the country
Logan Square was once used for public executions. Gallows stood in the square until 1823.
Al Capone was once a prisoner at Eastern States Penitenary.
The Walnut Street Theater is the oldest continually operating theater in the United States
Worshippers at Christ Church included Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Betsy Ross and Thomas Jefferson
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