Today in Pennsylvania History
Events 1 - 98 of 98
1682-10-27 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.
1682-12-04 - 1st 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"
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.
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn 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 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
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 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
13th US President Millard Fillmore 1856-02-18 - The American Party (Know-Nothings) convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate its first Presidential candidate, former 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
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
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
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.
2006-10-02 - Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.
2012-12-22 - Tomasz Adamek outpoints Steve Cunningham in a split decision in the IBF heavyweight title eliminator at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Birthdays 1 - 97 of 97
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)
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 Boone (1734-11-02) 1787-06-27 - Thomas Say, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, American naturalist and father of descriptive entomology
1826-12-03 - George McClellan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Union army major general, (d. 1885)
1844-10-11 - Henry John Heinz, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, founded prepared-foods company (Heinz-57 varieties), (d. 1919)
1855-03-24 - Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, banker (Mellon Bank), US Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32) and philanthropist
1855-05-01 - Cecilia Beaux, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American portrait painter
1857-09-13 - Milton S. Hershey, Derry Township, Pennsylvania, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, (d. 1945)
Heart surgeon Daniel Williams (1858-01-18) 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, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American volcanologist renowned for his research at Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli and Kilauea
1890-08-27 - Man Ray, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American artist and photographe (Dada)
1891-06-28 - Carl Spaatz, Boyertown, Pennsylvania, American Air Force general (d. 1974)
1896-06-19 - Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, American divorcee and wife of Edward VIII (abdicated)
Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson (1896-06-19) 1899-09-15 - Milton S Eisenhower, Dwight's brother/pres (Pennsylvania State)
1902-10-25 - Henry Steele Commager, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, American historian (Atlas of Civil War)
1903-06-13 - Harold "Red" Grange, Forksville Pennsylvania, American "Galloping Ghost" of football (University of Illinois, Chicago Bears)
1907-02-03 - James A. Michner, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii)
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)
NFL halfback Red Grange (1903-06-13) 1911-12-09 - Broderick Crawford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol)
1912-04-21 - Eve Arnold, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, photojournalist (Marilyn Monroe) (d. 2012)
1914-06-12 - Bill Kenny, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, singer (The Bill Kenny Show), (d. 2012)
1915-04-07 - Billie Holiday, [Eleanora Fagan], Philadelphia Pennsylvania, jazz singer (Lady Sings the Blues)
1915-06-06 - Vincent Persichetti, Phila Pennsylvania, composer (Sibyl)
1916-01-18 - James Crow, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, geneticist and influential educator (Genetic Theories and Influences: Comments on the Value of Diversity), (d. 2012)
1917-05-28 - Papa John Creach, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
Jazz Musician Billie Holiday (1915-04-07) 1917-10-02 - William Marshall, Chicago IL, band leader (Pennsylvanians)
1919-04-06 - Paula Kelly, Grove City, Pennsylvania, American big band singer
1920-08-29 - Joseph Lesniewski, Erie, Pennsylvania, Easy Company soldier in 101st Airborne, (d. 2012)
1920-11-21 - Stan Musial, Donora Pennsylvania, MLB outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ)
1921-11-03 - Charles Bronson, Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, actor (Magnificent Seven, Death Wish, Dirty Dozen), (d. 2003)
1921-11-19 - Roy Campanella, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Brooklyn Dodger catcher (NL MVP 1951/53/55)
1922-01-17 - Nicholas Katzenbach, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lawyer (US Attorney General), (d. 2012)
MLB Catcher Roy Campanella (1921-11-19) 1922-01-20 - Ray Anthony, Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, American orchestra leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)
1923-04-28 - William Guarnere, South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American WWII Veteran portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, (d. 2014)
1923-05-17 - Peter Mennin[i], Erie Pennsylvania, composer (Moby Dick)
1923-06-15 - Erroll Garner, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, American jazz pianist (Misty)
1923-08-30 - Elias Victor Seixas, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American tennis player (Wimbeldon and U.S. Open champion)
1924-05-21 - Jack Twyman, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, basketball player (Rochester/Cincinnati Royals), (d. 2012)
1926-04-09 - Harris Wofford, (Sen-R-Pennsylvania)
Tennis Player Vic Seixas (1923-08-30) 1926-10-13 - Ray Brown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, American jazz double bassist
1927-09-22 - Tom Lasorda [Thomas], Norristown, Pennsylvania, baseball manager (LA Dodgers)
1930-07-30 - Tony Lip, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, actor (Sopranos, Donnie Brasco, Good Fellas), (d. 2013)
1931-08-01 - Lucien E Blackwell, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
1931-09-29 - Joseph M McDade, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963- )
1932-04-21 - Elaine May, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American comedienne/writer/actress (New Leaf, Primary Colors)
1932-07-25 - Paul Joseph Weitz, Erie Pennsylvania, astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6)
1935-10-18 - Peter Boyle, Norristown Pennsylvania, American actor (Joe, Candidate, Everybody Loves Raymond)
NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain (1936-08-21) 1936-08-21 - Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, NBA Legend (LA Laker, 5 time MVP)
1936-08-24 - William J Coyne, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania, 1981- )
1939-10-12 - Carolee Schneemann, Fox Chase Pennsylvania, American performance artist
1941-10-03 - Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American singer-songwriter (The Twist, Limbo Rock)
1942-01-10 - Jim Croce, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle) (d. 1973)
1942-06-21 - Marg Margolies-Mezvinsky, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
1943-02-06 - Fabian [Fabiano Anthony Forte], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American vocalist (Turn Me Loose, Tiger)
1943-02-19 - Lou Christie [Lugee Sacco], Glenwillard, Pennsylvania, American singer-songwriter (Lightning Striking Again)
TV Talk Show Host Sally Jessy Raphael (1943-02-25) 1943-02-25 - Sally Jessy Raphael, Easton, Pennsylvania, American TV talk show host (Sally)
1943-02-28 - Donnie Iris [Dominic Ierace}, Ellwood City Pennsylvania, rock musician
1943-03-22 - George Benson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, American jazz/blues singer/guitarist (Greatest Love of All)
1945-08-26 - Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
1945-09-09 - Dee Dee Sharp [Dione Larue], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American R&B singer (I Love You Anyway)
1946-05-18 - Reggie Jackson, Wyncote Pennsylvania, "Mr October" baseball rightfielder (Yankees, A's)
1947-06-22 - "Pistol" Pete Maravich, Aliquippa Pennsylvania, NBA star (Atlanta Hawks)
NBA Guard Pete Maravich (1947-06-22) 1947-07-22 - Curt Weldon, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
1948-10-06 - Glenn Branca, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, avant-garde composer and guitarist
1950-07-26 - Paul McHale, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
1950-12-08 - Dan Hartman, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, American musician (Edgar Winter Group)
1951-05-04 - Gene Greenwood, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
1951-09-23 - Ron Klink, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
1952-07-21 - John Barrasso, [John Anthony Barrasso III], Reading Pennsylvania, American politician, junior senator from Wyoming
1955-08-13 - Betsy King, Reading Pennsylvania, LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open)
1956-06-11 - Joe Montana, New Eagle Pennsylvania, NFL quarterback (San Francisco 49ers)
NFL Quarterback Joe Montana (1956-06-11) 1956-07-18 - Audrey Landers [Hamburg], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American actress/singer (Dallas, Chorus Line)
1957-03-05 - Tim Holden, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
1958-03-10 - Sharon Stone, Meadville Pennsylvania, American actress (Basic Instinct, Sliver, Casino)
1958-10-07 - Judy Landers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American actress (BJ & the Bear, Madame's Place)
1960-04-13 - Bob Casey, Jr., Democratic U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
1961-09-15 - Dan Marino, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins)
1961-11-29 - Kim Delaney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American actress (All My Children, NYPD Blue)
1963-08-01 - Coolio [Artis Leon Ivey Jr.], Monessen Pennsylvania, rapper (Gangsta Paradise)
Rapper Coolio (1963-08-01) 1964-07-19 - Gina Procaccio, Drexel Hills Pennsylvania, 5k runner
1969-11-21 - Ken Griffey, Jr., Donora, Pennsylvania, American baseball center fielder (Seattle Mariners, MVP 1997)
1970-05-18 - Tina Fey, Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, American writer/actress (Saturday Night Live)
1971-04-07 - Cara Kendra Bernosky, Miss USA-Pennsylvania (1997)
1972-10-24 - Susan Barnett, Miss Pennsylvania USA (1996)
1972-12-13 - GiGi Gordon, Butler PA, Miss America-Pennsylvania (1997)
1973-01-25 - Scott Milanovich, Butler Pennsylvania, coach and quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Actress & Writer Tina Fey (1970-05-18) 1977-11-09 - Patricia Campbell, Pennsylvania, Miss Teen USA (1996-2nd place)
1978-08-23 - Kobe Bryant, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
1979-09-08 - Pink [Alecia Beth Moore], Abington Township Pennsylvania, singer (Get the Party Started, Just Like a Pill)
1980-09-02 - Ashley Witmer, Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA (1997)
1988-01-12 - Andrew Lawrence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American actor (Brotherly Love, Recess)
1989-12-13 - Taylor Swift, Reading, Pennsylvania, American singer/songwriter (Our Song)
Weddings 1 - 11 of 11
US 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
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 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
Deaths 1 - 9 of 9
English 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)
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)
Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson (1808-02-14) 2008-11-12 - Catherine Baker Knoll, 30th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, (b. 1930)