Today in Pennsylvania History

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia - Pittsburgh

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 102

1682-10-27 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.
1682-12-04 - First General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester)
1683-06-23 - William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"
1731-06-24 - Freemason and Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen is appointed Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania, the first and youngest Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
1732-12-28 - 1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanack" (Pennsylvania Gazette)
1737-09-20 - Runner Edward Marshall completes his journey in the Walking Purchase forcing the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km²) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.
Mayor of Philadelphia William AllenMayor of Philadelphia William Allen 1738-05-25 - A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.
1748-08-26 - The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1751-05-11 - 1st hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital) in the 13 Colonies in America
1756-06-04 - Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania
1758-05-21 - Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War.
1759-05-31 - The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions.
1763-11-15 - Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland
1774-09-05 - 1st Continental Congress assembles at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 1777-10-04 - Battle of Germantown: Gen George Washington's troops attack and are defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania
1778-05-01 - American Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
1780-03-01 - Pennsylvania becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)
1781-01-01 - 1,500 soldiers of the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment under General Anthony Wayne's command rebel against the Continental Army's winter camp in Morristown, New Jersey as part of the Pennsylvania (Continentals; Regiment) Mutiny of 1781.
1783-09-26 - Fayette County, Pennsylvania created
1784-09-21 - 1st daily newspaper in America (Pennsylvania Packet & General Advertiser)
1787-02-04 - 1st Anglican bishops of NY & Pennsylvania consecrated in London
Page one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United StatesPage one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United States 1787-12-12 - Pennsylvania becomes 2nd state to ratify US constitution
1788-01-01 - Quakers in Pennsylvania emancipate their slaves
1789-03-02 - Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances
1790-12-06 - The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1791-12-15 - 1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania
1794-02-28 - US Senate voids Pennsylvania's election of Abraham Gallatin
1794-08-01 - Whiskey Rebellion begins in western Pennsylvania
1799-02-15 - 1st US printed ballots authorized, Pennsylvania
1805-12-26 - Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts established, Philadelphia
1806-01-30 - The original Lower Trenton Toll Bridge, which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened. A later bridge opened in 1935 is also known as the Trenton Makes - the World Takes Bridge.
1817-05-15 - Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
US President & General Andrew JacksonUS President & General Andrew Jackson 1824-07-24 - Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson
1848-05-01 - The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
1848-10-16 - 1st US homeopathic medical college opens in Pennsylvania
1849-10-16 - Avery College establishes in Allegheny, Pennsylvania
1851-09-15 - Saint Joseph's University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1852-02-19 - The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
1854-12-30 - Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co, 1st in US, incorporated in NYC
1856-02-18 - The American Party (Know-Nothings) convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate its first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore.
13th US President Millard Fillmore13th US President Millard Fillmore 1856-07-17 - The Great Train Wreck of 1856 between Camp Hill and Fort Washington, Pennsylvania kills over 60 people.
1863-06-20 - Skirmish at Greencastle Pennsylvania
1863-06-24 - Planning an invasion of Pennsylvania, Lee's army crosses Potomac
1863-06-29 - Lee orders his forces to concentrate near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
1863-06-30 - Battles in Hanover, Pennsylvania: 80 casualties
1863-06-30 - Skirmish at Sporting Hill Pennsylvania
1864-07-30 - Battle of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania - burned by Union forces under McCausland
1865-10-09 - First US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania
1867-10-28 - Maimonides College in Pennsylvania is first Jewish college in the US
1869-09-06 - Mine fire kills 179 at Avondale, Pennsylvania
1877-06-21 - The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.
1878-12-18 - John Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires, is executed in Pennsylvania.
1887-02-02 - In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.
1888-07-11 - Pennsylvania's Monongehela River rises 32' after 24 hour rainfall
1891-01-27 - Mine explosion kills 109 at Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania
1897-09-10 - Lattimer Massacre - a sheriff's posse kills twenty unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States.
1902-05-12 - Some 140,000 miners of anthracite coal in Pennsylvania go out on a strike called by the United Mine Workers after the owners have refused to recognize the UMW, let alone negotiate or submit to arbitration; Roosevelt later threatens to have the army run the mine
1904-01-05 - -42°F (-41.1°C), Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
1904-01-25 - 179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick, Pennsylvania
1907-12-19 - 239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania
1911-01-18 - 1st shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)
1914-02-01 - Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed
1917-11-18 - Sigma Alpha Rho, a Jewish high school fraternity, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1918-05-18 - TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, kills 200
1918-06-15 - 1" of snow falls in Northern Pennsylvania
1918-07-25 - Race riot in Chester Pennsylvania (3 blacks & 2 whites killed)
1922-10-14 - 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC
1923-02-03 - The Alpha Zeta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia founded at Pennsylvania State University.
1927-05-17 - U.S. Army aviation pioneer, Major Harold Geiger, dies in the crash of his Airco DH.4 de Havilland plane at Olmstead Field, Pennsylvania
1931-07-24 - A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
1933-11-07 - Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
1933-11-29 - 1st state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania)
1933-12-21 - Dried human blood serum 1st prepared, Univ of Pennsylvania
1934-01-02 - 1st state liquor stores open, in Pennsylvania
1935-02-10 - Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new electric locomotive
1936-07-10 - 111°F (44°C) Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (state record)
1938-06-24 - 500 ton meteorite lands near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
1940-04-28 - Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"
1940-10-01 - Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens
1941-05-17 - Pennsylvania declares legal holiday to honor A's manager Connie Mack
1941-11-12 - Alma Heflin, the first American female test pilot for commercial aircraft, made her first test flight for the Piper Aircraft Corporation, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
1942-07-17 - 3' of rain falls on Pennsylvania, flooding kills 15
1943-05-17 - The United States Army contracts with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC.
1948-10-30 - 20 die & 6,000 made ill by smog in Donora, Pennsylvania
1954-03-20 - 1st newspaper vending machine used (Columbia Pennsylvania)
1954-09-04 - Peter B Cortese of US achieves a one-arm deadlift of 370 lbs; 22 lbs over triple his body weight, at York, Pennsylvania
1957-12-18 - Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania USA, the world's 1st nuclear power plant begins to generate electricity
1965-03-26 - A truck loses control down Moosic Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania, killing the driver. This accident later inspired the 1974 Harry Chapin song, "30,000 Pounds of Bananas."
1968-02-14 - Pennsylvania Railroad/NYC Central merge into Penn Central
1976-05-04 - "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 7 perfs
1976-05-08 - "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 7 perfs
1977-07-19 - Floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 76
1985-05-31 - 1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
1987-01-22 - Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.
1988-04-30 - Largest banana split ever, at 455 miles long, was made in Pennsylvania
1989-11-18 - Pennsylvania is first to restrict abortions after US Supreme Court gave states the right to do so
1991-04-04 - Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.
2001-09-11 - Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard
2001-10-05 - Tom Ridge resigns as Governor of Pennsylvania to become President Bush's Homeland Security Advisor.
2002-07-28 - Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 183

1644-10-14 - William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (d. 1718)
1696-11-02 - Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Native Americans (d. 1760)
1704-08-05 - William Allen, Mayor of Philadelphia, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1722-11-19 - Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania (d. 1810)
1732-11-13 - John Dickinson, Talbot County Maryland, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (d. 1808)
1734-11-02 - Daniel Boone, Oley Valley, Pennsylvania, frontiersman/explorer (US Hall of Fame-1915), (d. 182)
Frontiersman Daniel BooneFrontiersman Daniel Boone (1734-11-02) 1763-07-22 - James Geddes, Carlisle Pennsylvania, American Engineer and chief engineer in the construction of the Erie Canal
1787-06-27 - Thomas Say, USA, American naturalist and father of descriptive entomology, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1808-08-01 - Henry Darwin Rogers, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1826-07-04 - Stephen Foster, Lawrenceville Pennsylvania, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River)
1826-12-03 - George McClellan, Union army major general, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1885)
1832-11-29 - Louisa May Alcott, Germantown Pennsylvania, American author (Little Women)
1844-10-11 - Henry John Heinz, founded prepared-foods company (Heinz-57 varieties), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1919)
Founder of Heinz Henry John HeinzFounder of Heinz Henry John Heinz (1844-10-11) 1851-08-19 - Charles Hires, American Inventor and Manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1855-03-24 - Andrew W. Mellon, banker (Mellon Bank), US Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32) and philanthropist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1855-05-01 - Cecilia Beaux, American portrait painter , born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1857-09-13 - Milton S. Hershey, Derry Township, Pennsylvania, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, (d. 1945)
1858-01-18 - Daniel Williams, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, surgeon (1st open heart operation), (d. 1931)
1860-11-01 - Boies Penrose, United States Senator from Pennsylvania (d. 1921)
1867-08-02 - Frank Alvord Perret, American volcanologist renowned for his research at Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli and Kilauea, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Heart surgeon Daniel WilliamsHeart surgeon Daniel Williams (1858-01-18) 1871-09-13 - Alma Kruger, actress (Made For Each Other), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1879-08-15 - Ethel Barrymore, American classic film & stage actress (Constant Wife, Corn is Green), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1889-11-16 - George S Kaufman, playwright (This is Show Business), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1890-02-18 - Adolphe Menjou, actor (Front Page, Star is Born), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1890-08-27 - Man Ray, American artist and photographe (Dada), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1891-06-28 - Carl Spaatz, Boyertown, Pennsylvania, American Air Force general (d. 1974)
1892-07-29 - William Powell, actor (Thin Man, My Man Godfrey), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1896-02-28 - Philip Showalter Hench, physician (cortisone-Nobel), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Duchess of Windsor Wallis SimpsonDuchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson (1896-06-19) 1896-06-19 - Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, American divorcee and wife of Edward VIII (abdicated)
1898-04-09 - Paul Robeson, singer (Old Man River)/actor/footballer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1898-11-09 - Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1953-1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1899-05-17 - Ralf Harolde, actor (Framed, Smart Money, Tip-off), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1899-09-15 - Milton S Eisenhower, Dwight's brother/pres (Pennsylvania State)
1901-12-16 - Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1902-02-08 - Lyle Talbot, [Lysle Hollywood], actor (Glen or Glenda), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1902-05-10 - David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cultural Anthropologist Margaret MeadCultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-12-16) 1902-07-04 - Vince Barnett, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1902-10-25 - Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1903-06-13 - Harold "Red" Grange, Forksville Pennsylvania, American "Galloping Ghost" of football (University of Illinois, Chicago Bears)
1903-12-16 - Hardie Albright, actress (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1905-09-17 - Dolores Costello, actress (Little Lord Fauntleroy), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1906-10-06 - Janet Gaynor, actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1906-12-27 - Oscar Levant, actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NFL halfback Red GrangeNFL halfback Red Grange (1903-06-13) 1907-02-03 - James A. Michner, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii)
1908-05-20 - Jimmy Stewart [James], Indiana Pennsylvania, American actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life)
1909-06-04 - Paul Nordoff, composer (Frog Prince), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1911-01-30 - Roy Eldridge, Pitts, Pennsylvania, American jazz trumpeter (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw)
1911-10-24 - Nathaniel Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle)
1911-12-09 - Broderick Crawford, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1912-04-21 - Eve Arnold, photojournalist (Marilyn Monroe) (d. 2012), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Actor Jimmy StewartActor Jimmy Stewart (1908-05-20) 1913-09-22 - Leroy Holmes, orchestra leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1914-01-09 - Kenny [Klook] Clarke, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1914-04-16 - John Hodiak, actor (A Bell for Adamo, Lifeboat), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1914-06-12 - Bill Kenny, singer (The Bill Kenny Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
1914-07-08 - Billy Eckstine, jazz singer (Tenderly, A Fool in Love), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1915-04-07 - Billie Holiday, [Eleanora Fagan], jazz singer (Lady Sings the Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1915-06-06 - Vincent Persichetti, Phila Pennsylvania, composer (Sibyl)
1915-07-17 - Cass Daley, actress (Red Garters), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jazz Musician Billie HolidayJazz Musician Billie Holiday (1915-04-07) 1916-01-18 - James Crow, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, geneticist and influential educator (Genetic Theories and Influences: Comments on the Value of Diversity), (d. 2012)
1917-04-05 - Richard Yardumian, composer (Come Creator Spirit), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1917-05-28 - Papa John Creach, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
1917-10-02 - William Marshall, band leader (Pennsylvanians), born in Chicago, Illinois
1919-04-06 - Paula Kelly, Grove City, Pennsylvania, American big band singer
1919-11-17 - Hershy Kay, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1920-08-29 - Joseph Lesniewski, Erie, Pennsylvania, Easy Company soldier in 101st Airborne, (d. 2012)
MLB Legend Stan MusialMLB Legend Stan Musial (1920-11-21) 1920-11-21 - Stan Musial, Donora Pennsylvania, MLB outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ)
1921-08-30 - Angelo Dundee [Angelo Mirena], boxing trainer and cornerman (Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
1921-11-03 - Charles Bronson, Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, actor (Magnificent Seven, Death Wish, Dirty Dozen), (d. 2003)
1921-11-19 - Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodger catcher (NL MVP 1951/53/55), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1922-01-17 - Nicholas Katzenbach, lawyer (US Attorney General), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
1922-01-20 - Ray Anthony, Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, American orchestra leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)
1923-04-28 - William Guarnere, South American WWII Veteran portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
MLB Catcher Roy CampanellaMLB Catcher Roy Campanella (1921-11-19) 1923-05-17 - Peter Mennin[i], Erie Pennsylvania, composer (Moby Dick)
1923-06-15 - Erroll Garner, American jazz pianist (Misty), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1923-08-30 - Elias Victor Seixas, American tennis player (Wimbeldon and U.S. Open champion), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1924-05-21 - Robert Parris, composer (Book of Imaginery Beings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1924-05-21 - Jack Twyman, basketball player (Rochester/Cincinnati Royals), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
1925-07-21 - Al Checco, actor (Extreme Close-up), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1926-04-09 - Harris Wofford, (Sen-R-Pennsylvania)
1926-10-13 - Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist , born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Baseball Manager Tom LasordaBaseball Manager Tom Lasorda (1927-09-22) 1927-09-22 - Tom Lasorda [Thomas], Norristown, Pennsylvania, baseball manager (LA Dodgers)
1927-11-12 - Jack Butler, NFL hall of famer (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
1928-03-21 - James W Kinnear, CEO (Texaco), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1928-04-02 - Rita Gam, actress (Distortions, Hannibal, Sierra Baron), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1928-06-26 - Jacob Druckman, composer (Animus I Auerole), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1929-11-12 - Grace Kelly, actress (Rear Window)/Princess (Monaco), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
1930-03-17 - James Benson Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1930-05-08 - Alex L. Shigo, Duquesne Pennsylvania, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist known for his study of tree decay and contributions to modern arboricultural practices
Actress Grace KellyActress Grace Kelly (1929-11-12) 1930-07-30 - Tony Lip, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, actor (Sopranos, Donnie Brasco, Good Fellas), (d. 2013)
1930-11-17 - David Werner Amram, composer (Splendor in the Grass), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1930-11-27 - Joe DeNardo, American Meteorologist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1931-08-01 - Lucien E Blackwell, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
1931-09-29 - Joseph M McDade, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963- )
1932-04-21 - Elaine May, American comedienne/writer/actress (New Leaf, Primary Colors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1932-07-25 - Paul Joseph Weitz, Erie Pennsylvania, astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6)
1932-07-31 - Ted Cassidy, American actor (Lurch-Addams Family), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1933-04-05 - Frank Gorshin, comedian/impersonator (Riddler-Batman), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NFL Quarterback Johnny UnitasNFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas (1933-05-07) 1933-05-07 - Johnny Unitas, NFL QB (Balt Colts, San Diego); one of the greats, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1935-06-03 - Ted Curson [Theodore], Jazz Trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
1935-10-18 - Peter Boyle, Norristown Pennsylvania, American actor (Joe, Candidate, Everybody Loves Raymond)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 13 of 13

US Defector General Benedict ArnoldUS Defector General Benedict Arnold (1779-04-08) 1779-04-08 - US Defector General Benedict Arnold (38) weds Peggy Shippen (18) at Shippen's townhouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1850-07-22 - Composer Stephen Foster (24) weds Jane Denny McDowell at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1913-10-14 - Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
1916-12-30 - MLB player Honus Wagner (42) weds Bessie Baine Smith (26) at St John's Church in Carnegie, Pennsylvania
1930-09-04 - Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (21) weds Vivien Burey at First African Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1934-06-28 - Novelist Kenneth Patchen (22) weds Miriam Patchen in nearby Sharon, Pennsylvania
1985-01-30 - NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania
Actress & Writer Tina FeyActress & Writer Tina Fey (2001-06-03) 2001-06-03 - Writer and actress Tina Fey (31) weds "Saturday Night Live" composer Jeff Richmond (40) on a Greek Orthodox ceremony at The Merion Tribute House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2005-07-30 - Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph (49) weds Pennsylvania Senator Vincent Hughes (48) at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles
2009-07-25 - "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" actor Marc Blucas (37) weds journalist Ryan Haddon (38) in Erie, Pennsylvania
2009-09-26 - "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini (30) weds Reina Capodici (27) at a private estate in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
2009-09-29 - American Idol's first runner-up Justin Guarini (30) weds Reina Capodici (27) in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
2013-07-08 - Model Amber Rose (29) weds rapper Wiz Khalifa (25) in Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 10 of 10

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William PennEnglish Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn (1718-07-30) 1718-07-30 - William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (No cross, no crown), dies at 73
1760-07-13 - Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Native Americans (b. 1696)
1808-02-14 - John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, dies at 75
1810-01-20 - Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania (b. 1722)
1866-05-29 - Henry Darwin Rogers, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania), dies at 57
1893-11-22 - James Calder, 5th President of the Pennsylvania State University (b. 1826)
1921-12-31 - Boies Penrose, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (b. 1860)
2006-09-01 - Bob O'Connor, mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (b. 1944)
2006-12-12 - Raymond P. Shafer, 38th Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1917)
2008-11-12 - Catherine Baker Knoll, 30th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, (b. 1930)


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