Timeline of Philadelphia

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

17th-18th centuries[edit]

19th century[edit]

1800s-1840s[edit]

1850s-1890s[edit]

20th century[edit]

1900s-1940s[edit]

1950s-1990s[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  36. ^ [1] Benjamin Guggenheim was an American businessman who was born in Philadelphia and died aboard RMS Titanic
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Further reading[edit]

Published in the 18th century[edit]

Published in the 19th century[edit]

1800s-1840s[edit]

1850s-1890s[edit]

Published in the 20th century[edit]

1900s-1940s[edit]

1950s-1990s[edit]

Published in the 21st century[edit]

  • David Patrick Geggus, ed. (2001). "Saint-Domingue Refugees of Color in Philadelphia". The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World. University of South Carolina. ISBN 978-1-57003-416-9. 
  • David Levinson, ed. (2004). "Philadelphia". Encyclopedia of Homelessness. Sage Publications. ISBN 978-0-7619-2751-8. 
  • David Marley (2005), "United States: Philadelphia", Historic Cities of the Americas 2, Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, p. 604+, ISBN 1576070271 
  • American Cities Project (November 11, 2013). "Philadelphia". America's Big Cities in Volatile Times: City Profiles. Washington, DC: Pew Charitable Trusts. 

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Coordinates: 39°57′N 75°10′W / 39.95°N 75.17°W / 39.95; -75.17