Past
How well do you know Philly history?
Back in the colonial days, when you purchased land in Philly, you got some bonus land for free in this now booming neighborhood. The chunks of land were dubbed “liberty lands.”
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Ben Franklin apparently wanted this bird to be America’s national bird.
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The ACLU is currently suing Pennsylvania, saying the state’s earliest-in-the-nation absentee ballot deadline disenfranchises voters. Why’s it so early? Probably because the Pennsylvania Election Code hasn’t been overhauled since it was codified — in what decade?
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The World Meeting of Families in 2015 wasn’t Philly’s first papal visit. Back in 1979, Pope John Paul II visited Philadelphia and spoke at this outdoor Center City location, one of William Penn’s original five squares.
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Last weekend, there was an estate sale in Chestnut Hill, selling historic knick knacks, photographs and even nightsticks once owned by this controversial former Philly police commissioner and mayor.
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This LGBTQ organization in Philly celebrated its 25th anniversary last month, commemorating a quarter century of serving thousands of LGBTQ teens.
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In 1929, socialism was alive and well in Central Pa. Which town elected three socialists to serve in the state legislature and elected a 100 percent socialist city council that year?
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Amazon recently turned down Philadelphia as the home of its second headquarters — but opted instead to choose two sites near NYC and D.C. How much money in tax incentives did PA and Philly offer Amazon to come here?
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