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2011-12-15T08:05:31-05:00December 15th, 2011|

December 15, 1968 The City of Brotherly love is well known for its loyal and fanatical fans, but even the fanatics have their moments. One of the cities most famous incidents, even gaining national attention, was the pelting of Santa Claus with snowballs at Franklin Field. However the circumstances leading up to this [...]

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2011-12-03T19:58:02-05:00December 3rd, 2011|

December 3, 1934 PhillyHappened on this day when KYW first broadcast in Philadelphia, Mayor Joseph Hampton Moore said of the move: The KYW call letters are among the best known in the radio world. With its removal from Chicago to Philadelphia, KYW will provide the radio listening public of the surrounding territory with an additional [...]

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2011-12-01T20:29:50-05:00December 1st, 2011|

December 1, 1891 The Philadelphia Botanical Club held its first meeting on this day at the Academy of Natural Sciences with eight founders present. The objectives of the new club were "to further the interests of Botany and to make a checklist and herbarium of the plants found within the radius of fifty miles from [...]

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2011-11-29T05:24:17-05:00November 29th, 2011|

November 29, 1775 PhillyHappened on this day when the second Continental Congress met and established a Committee of Secret Correspondence. Delegates on the committee; Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, John Dickinson, Benjamin Harrison and John Hay were tasked with providing a uniquely Patriotic interpretation of the situation in the colonies with the goal of [...]

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2011-11-28T10:07:57-05:00November 27th, 2011|

November 27, 1926 PhillyHappened on this day when the Philadelphia Quakers clinched the league title against the New York Yankees with a final score of 13-6. There were some 15,000 fans present at Philadelphia’s Shibe Park to witness the climactic showdown for the championship of the first entity to be called the American Football [...]