On August 19, 1812, the USS Constitution defeated the HMS Guerriere and subsequently earned a nickname that it has held to this day. What is that nickname?
8/14/11Author: Cary Hutto
Topics: War of 1812Comments: 0
Who is known as the "financier of the Civil War," raising as much as one billion dollars for Union war efforts?
8/7/11Author: Cary Hutto Comments: 0
On July 31, 1777, a wealthy Frenchman was named a major general in the Continental army at age 19. Can you name him?
7/31/11Author: Cary Hutto Comments: 0
Founded in 1800, the Magdalen Society of Philadelphia provided aid to wayward women. What is the organization now called?
7/24/11Author: Cary Hutto
Topics: Community and Public ServiceComments: 0
Wealthy Philadelphian and Georgia plantation owner Pierce (Mease) Bulter married a famous British actress in 1834. What was her name?
7/17/11Author: Cary Hutto Comments: 0
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In 1926, how did Philadelphia celebrate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence?
7/3/11Author: Cary Hutto Comments: 2
Which Philadelphia law firm is officially recognized as the oldest continuously operating practice in the United States?
6/26/11Author: Cary Hutto
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Look for these history stories every Sunday in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The stories, called Memory Stream, are published in the Currents section of the newspaper.