Saturday, June 28, 2008

More Philly Phyrsts!

Blogging is generally stressful as you try to think of new things to say and new ways to say them . But sometimes keeping up with your blogs can be quite a chore, and some of you may be aware that in addition to writing here, I write REreflections, and contribute to C21AgVoices, and AgentGenius, all different but interesting places to write and read.

That's where living in one of the oldest cities in the United States comes in real handy. If I've been busy in my real estate company all week, all I have to do is drop back and tell you more of the things that happened here first.

We already talked about some real estate firsts, so now let's talk about some historical firsts;

  • 1766 - The first permanent theater in North America was started here

  • 1769 The first life insurance society was started here

  • 1773 - The American Medical Society was founded here

  • 1776 -The Declaration of Independence was signed at Independence Hall

  • 1777- The first flag for our new nation was sewn at Betsy Ross's House.

  • 1784- The Pennsylvania Packet or General Advertiser, the first daily newspaper was published here

  • 1792 The first Federal Mint was authorized here by Congress

  • 1830 Saw TWO firsts -The first Penny Newspaper, named appropriately enough "The Cent" and the first successful Woman's Magazine, 'Godey's Ladys Book" published on Sixth Street above Chestnut

And with all of that happening, we hadn't even gotten to cheesesteaks, water ice, and soft pretzels.