Pennsylvania Fun Facts and Trivia - Philadelphia Firsts

Pennsylvania Fun Facts and Trivia - Trivia 21


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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Comment balloon 12 commentsBobbie Smith • January 25 2015 05:09AM


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

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) over 5 years ago

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.

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 5 years ago

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

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 5 years ago


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

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 5 years ago

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

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 5 years ago

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!

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 5 years ago

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

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 5 years ago

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.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 5 years ago

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.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 5 years ago

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

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 5 years ago

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

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) over 5 years ago

What computer was that? I assumed the first computer was IBM's Watson in Armonk, NY.

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 5 years ago