philadelphia

     

Philaelphia (pronounced /ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/), commonly referred to as Philly and The City of Brotherly Love, is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the sixth most populous city in the United States. It is the fifth largest metropolitan area by population in the United States, and the nation's fourth largest consumer media market as ranked by the Nielsen Media Research. It is the county seat of Philadelphia County, with which it is coterminous. Its name literally means "the City of Brotherly Love" (from Greek: Φιλαδέλφεια, [pʰi.la.ˈdel.pʰeː.a], Modern Greek: [fi.la'ðɛl.fi.a], "brotherly love" from philos "love" and adelphos "brother"). The city is recognized as a strong candidate global city.

Trivia about philadelphia

  • Of the 10 most populous U.S. cities, the one that shares its name with a city mentioned in Revelation
  • The American Weekly Mercury, founded in this Penn. city in 1719, was the first colonial paper outside Boston
  • The city motto meaning "Let Brotherly Love Continue" is imprinted on its seal
  • In 1779 this Pennsylvania city was a state capital as well as the national capital
  • Located on the Lehigh River, Bethlehem is 60 miles north of this larger city
  • Betsy shared an aptitude for fine needlework as a schoolgirl in this city of her birth
  • U.S. city noted for its cream cheese & cheese steaks
  • Let freedom ring: PHL
  • This city's second-most famous bell was cast in 1926 for Wanamaker's Department Store
  • Peyton Randolph, the first president, brought the meetings to order in this city
  • The first volunteer fire department in the U.S. was organized by Ben Franklin in this city
  • (Sarah of the Clue Crew) I'm in this city; Bookbinder's is under renovations, so it has to be a cheesesteak
  • In this 1993 film Antonio played Tom Hanks' lover
  • America's first successful world exposition was held in 1876 in this Pennsylvania city
  • In October 1723 Franklin arrived in this city that would be his home base for the rest of his life
  • Its old city hall housed the U.S. Supreme Court from 1791 to 1800
  • About 6 million tourists a year visit this city's Franklin Mills outlet; only 1.5 million visit the Liberty Bell
  • The 1985 Live-Aid concert for African relief was held simultaneously in London & this U.S. city
  • City whose '74 & '75 NHL champs, the Flyers, were called the "Broad Street Bullies"
  • The first NFL draft was held in 1936 at the Ritz-Carlton in this city, & the hometown Eagles had the first pick
  • The area where William Penn came ashore in 1682 is now Penn's Landing, a park in this city
  • W.C. Fields joked that his epitaph should read, "On the whole, I'd rather be in" this city
  • On Ben's 1st walk though this city, he carried "three great puffy rolls" making a "most ridiculous appearance"
  • This Pennsylvania city officially owns the bell
  • With letters of introduction from Ben Franklin, Thomas Paine arrived in this city on Nov. 30, 1774
  • In 1792 Congress passed the Coinage Act, which authorized construction of a mint in this city
  • Navigational instruments are displayed at the Maritime Museum near Franklin Court in this Penn. city
  • There are about 250 children's hospitals in the U.S.; the first was founded in this Pennsylvania city in 1855
  • There's an Independence Brew Pub there:PHL
  • The Declaration was adopted in this city
  • Pennsylvania
  • Elfreth's Alley in this Pennsylvania city dates back to the time of William Penn
  • Both Continental Congresses met in this city; the first convened on September 5, 1774, the second on May 10, 1775
  • This city's Independence Nat'l Historical Park has been called "The most historic square mile in America"
  • In 1751, with Benjamin Franklin's help, the 1st hospital in the U.S. was founded in this city
  • Its seal features the Latin phrase for "Let Brotherly Love Continue"
  • In 1799, if you wanted to go to the nation's capital, you went to this city
  • This city was home to the first U.S. Mint
  • The 2000 Republican Convention will be held in this Eastern city
  • In 1873 President Grant proclaimed this city the site of the Centennial Exposition of 1876
  • Open to the public, the U.S. Mint in this city stands near the site of its original 1792 building
  • The American Quakers' General Conference headquarters is in this city
  • The Inquirer,founded 1829
  • Tom Hanks' Pennsylvania lawyer
  • (What's up, what's up? This is Shawn Stockman from Boyz II Men) An Oscar-winning 1993 Bruce Springsteen song mentions this city where my group first formed
  • In 1800 the national government of the United States moved from this city to Washington, D.C.
  • I'll get some cash at the First Bank of the United States so I can buy a cheese steak in this city
  • The Barrymore Awards are presented in this Pennsylvania city, birthplace of John, Ethel & Lionel Barrymore
  • The first president of Congress, Peyton Randolph gaveled Congress to order on September 5, 1774 in this city
  • 1993 Tom Hanks / Denzel Washington film
  • Elfreth's Alley, not far from Betsy Ross' home in this city, is the USA's oldest continuously occupied street
  • On April 2, 1792 Congress passed the Coinage Act, which authorized the building of the U.S. mint in this Penn. city
  • The first U.S. Mint building was in this city, then the nation's capital
  • In the 200s B.C. Bruce Springsteen could have sung "Streets of" this, as the city was then called
  • 1940,Jimmy Stewart woos Kate Hepburn:"The _____ Story"
  • To see Van Gogh's "Vase with 12 Sunflowers", head out to this American city's Museum of Art
  • Dies for all U.S. coins are made at the mint in this city
  • The first meeting occurred September 5, 1774 in this city, one that they'd return to over & over again
  • Both Continental Congresses met in this city; the first convened on September 5, 1774
  • Rittenhouse Square,Society Hill,The Franklin Institute
  • It's alleged a 1943 experiment transported a destroyer from this PA. city to Virginia & back within minutes
  • For the promotion of the mechanical arts, the Franklin Institute was chartered in this city in 1824
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Ambulance chaser Denzel Washington represents Tom Hanks against the main line law firm that fired him in this 1993 film
  • OMG! So tired of bro James b-ting me up! I'm 17 & running away 2 live in this city! Market St is gr8!
  • Oprah flew an entire audience to this city for a tour, including a run up the "rocky" steps of the Museum of Art
  • The Mummers New Year's Day Parade in this city started officially in 1901
  • The Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel,Penn's View Inn,The Penn Tower Hotel
  • Ed Rendell was elected mayor of this city when Frank Rizzo died after the primary
  • At a 2007 ceremony at the National Constitutional Center, Bono received this U.S. city's Liberty Medal
  • In 2004, Greg "The Bull" Luzinski set off the final bull blast at Veterans Stadium in this city
  • The focus of the 1876 Centennial Exposition in this city was Machinery Hall, which displayed American inventions
  • The Schuylkill River flows through this city just before it empties into the Delaware
  • The final draft of the U.S. Constitution was composed in this city in September 1787
  • Though Amman used to be named this, it wasn't home to a "Jordanian Bandstand" TV show
  • In 1976 "Legionnaires' Disease" killed 29 men staying at a hotel in this city
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway & The Franklin Institute Science Museum are in this city
  • Just 10 years after its incorporation, this city had more people than 80-year-old NYC
  • (Hi, I'm Will Estes.) As "American Dreams" is based around "American Bandstand" in the 1960s, it's set in this city
  • Dying lawyer Andrew Beckett
  • Columbus, Philadelphia, Hartford
  • Founded in 1683, Germantown is now an historic part of this city
  • Springsteen asked, "Oh brother are you gonna leave me wastin' away on the streets of" this city
  • The statue seen here fought & won by decision the right to be displayed in front of the museum in this U.S. city
  • Patriarch Meyer moved from Switzerland to the U.S. in 1847 & set up shop in this Pennsylvania city
  • The historic First & Second Banks of the U.S. are one block apart in this city
  • Drexel University
  • The New Year's Day Mummers Parade travels north up Broad Street, ending at City Hall in this city
  • A "D" on U.S. coins indicates the coin was minted in Denver; a "P", this city
  • In 1793, George spent several nights at a home on Germantown Avenue in this city
  • Legionnaires' Disease was identified after a 1976 outbreak at the Bellevue Stratford Hotel in this city
  • Lilly Rush of this city's P.D. tries to find the killer of each "Cold Case"
  • Sworn in as this city's 97th mayor in 2000, John F. Street is a graduate of its Temple University
  • For our nation's centennial, "Religious Liberty" was housed in this Eastern city's Fairmount Park
  • A modern urban legend says the USS Eldridge disappeared in this city's Navy yard in a 1943 "Experiment"
  • If you're feeling a little "Rocky", run up the stairs to visit this city's museum at Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • This city was capital of the United States 1790-1800
  • To be an official NHL Flyer, you have to play your home games in this city
  • The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker peace group, is headquartered in this city
  • On the heels of the California roll came this city roll with salmon & the cream cheese of the same name
  • Denver is one of 2 mints producing coins for general circulation; this other facility also engraves the designs
  • It's not just sports teams: the famed orchestra of Stokowski & Ormandy now plays in this city's Verizon Hall
  • The hall seen here was built for the Centennial Exposition, presented in this city in 1876
  • In 1731 the USA's first circulating library was founded in this city
  • For 13 years Mike Douglas' national talk show came from this city; guests took 2-hour limo rides from NYC
  • "The Sixth Sense"
  • The Roman-created Decapolis had 10 cities, including this one that shares its name with one of the largest in the U.S.
  • "Thirtysomething"
  • On September 11, 1777, the Americans retreated from Brandywine Creek allowing the British to occupy this city