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9/12/17
Author: Patrick Glennon
Philadelphia’s Declaration House is the spot where Thomas Jefferson first drafted the Declaration of Independence in June 1776.
 
This house is known by another name. Can you guess what it is?
 
Answer: The Graff House
 
Jacob Graff, a Philadelphia brick mason, built a residence in 1775 at the corner of 7th and Market Streets.
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9/6/17
Author: Patrick Glennon
Philadelphian William Henry Fry (1811-1864) is recognized as the first American composer of grand or “serious” opera. 
 
Can you guess the name of his first operatic work?

a) Leonora
b) Lucinda
c) Louisa
d) Lavinia
 
Answer:
a) Leonora
 
William Henry Fry (1813-1864) was born in Philadelphia to William and Anne (nee Fleeson) Fry. William Fry was the publisher of the city’s National Gazette in Philadelphia. Fry grew up in a household that appreciated the arts.
Topics : 19th century
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8/28/17
Author: Patrick Glennon

True or false: 

HSP’s second president - Peter S. Du Ponceau - studied with Benedictine monks in France as a teenager.

Check back on Wednesday, August 30th to find out the answer!

Answer: True

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8/21/17
Author: Marie Jordan

In August 1927, the events of a famous trial of the time was reportedly to blame for a bomb explosion that occurred at Emanuel Presbyterian Church in West Philadelphia.

What was the name of the trial?

Answer: The Sacco-Vanzetti Case

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8/14/17
Author: Marie Jordan

Thanks to Sarah Leu for writing this week's question:

Tennis great Pete Sampras celebrated his 46th birthday on August 12th. He won his first professional singles title on February 25, 1990 at the age of 18 when he defeated Ecuadorian Andrés Gómez in three sets: 7-6, 7-5, 6-2.

What tournament did he win?

Answer:

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