With the motto, “What Fools These Mortals Be!” the first successful humor magazine in the U.S. launched in 1876. What was it called?
9/14/15Author: Cary Hutto
Topics: 18th century, 19th century, 20th century, Arts and Culture, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PoliticsComments: 0
This former Director of HSP survived the sinking of the Titanic before becoming a championship tennis player. Who was he?
9/8/15Author: Cary Hutto Comments: 0
Farmers in western PA tested the mettle of President Washington with this boozy organized resistance. What was it called?
9/1/15Author: Cary Hutto Comments: 0
In 1829, Philadelphia Mary Anna Longstreth founded what type of girls-only organization on North 11th Street?
8/24/15Author: Cary Hutto Comments: 0
8/17/15Author: Cary Hutto Comments: 0
During the Spanish-American War, this PHL group helped provide aid to sick and wounded soldiers. Who were they?
8/10/15Author: Cary Hutto Comments: 0
Founder of the PGA, this Philadelphian also ran one of the city's most famous department stores. Who was he?
8/4/15Author: Cary Hutto Comments: 0
7/28/15Author: Cary Hutto Comments: 0
Founder of the first African Episcopal Church in the US, this man served as a priest for PHL's St. Thomas. Who was he?
7/21/15Author: Cary Hutto
Topics: 18th century, 19th century, Abolition, African American, Civil Rights, Colonial period, Philadelphia, ReligionComments: 0
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.