List of Pennsylvania firsts

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Pennsylvania firsts is a list of firsts in the colony and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and in the city of Philadelphia.

Firsts[edit]

17th Century[edit]

  • 1688 — First public protest of slavery in America, Germantown, (now part of Philadelphia)[1]

18th Century[edit]

19th Century[edit]

20th Century[edit]

21st Century[edit]

  • 2003 — First Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, January 24, 2003, Tom Ridge
  • 2007 — First picketing by the UMWA against any PA mine safety agency occurred in Uniontown, PA on September 14, 2007 against the PA Bureau of Mine Safety over a safety issue at the Cumberland Mine. Connelsville Daily Courier[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christianity and Slavery". Religioustolerance.org. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  2. ^ Wolf, Edwin (1976). At the Instance of Benjamin Franklin: A Brief History of the Library Company of Philadelphia. Philadelphia: The Library Company of Philadelphia. ISBN 0-914076-73-6. 
  3. ^ [ Displaying Abstract ] (2012-06-10). "''The New York Times'': "Oldest Dining Club in the World" (January 15, 1905)". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  4. ^ "American Philosophical Society". Amphilsoc.org. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  5. ^ Eric W. Gritsch, A History of Lutheranism, (Minneapolis:Fortress Press, 2002) p.175.
  6. ^ "George Washington biography". Mountvernon.org. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  7. ^ "USMC Heritage". Usmcpress.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  8. ^ William Shippen[dead link]
  9. ^ John Morgan[dead link]
  10. ^ http://www.med.upenn.edu/globalhealth/documents/WebVersionPhila122004.pdf
  11. ^ "What was the first capital of the US". WikiAnswers. 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  12. ^ Cecil Adams (2004-12-10). "York, Pennsylvania: First capital of the United States?". The Straight Dope. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  13. ^ Avalon project: An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery[dead link]
  14. ^ a b c Pennsylvania Firsts, The Famous, Infamous and Quirky of the Keystone State
  15. ^ John Fitch, inventor of the steam ship
  16. ^ History of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange
  17. ^ "U.S. Mint". Ushistory.org. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  18. ^ First AME Church[dead link]
  19. ^ a b Suspension bridges[dead link]
  20. ^ PAFA History[dead link]
  21. ^ "About USP". Usip.edu. 2010-10-04. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  22. ^ "Titusville, Pennsylvania, 1896". World Digital Library. 1896. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  23. ^ "Sturgis Pretzel House". Albright.edu. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  24. ^ Historic Steelton, Pennsylvania
  25. ^ "Early Years in America | Roller Coaster History". Ultimaterollercoaster.com. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  26. ^ [1][dead link]
  27. ^ "Yahoo! Groups". Tech.groups.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-09-29.