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2/21/18
Author: Patrick Glennon
In 1939, Bishop Paul Yu Pin of Nanking, China, came to Philadelphia wishing to visit the city's Chinese Catholics.  Because he found very few, a local mission was soon formed.
 
What church was eventually founded as a result of this mission?
 
Answer: Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church
 
According to its website, the Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church, located in Philadelphia's Chinatown at 915 Vine Street, was the "first church built for the Chinese in the western hemisphere."  A few years prior to the ch
Topics : Religion
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2/14/18
Author: Patrick Glennon
Paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope (pictured here) developed a keen interest in science at a young age. In 1858, when he was still a teenager, he began volunteering at what Philadelphia area institution?
 
Answer: Academy of Natural Sciences 
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2/6/18
Author: Patrick Glennon
The Federal Art Project began in 1935 under the Works Progress (later Work Project) Administration.  The Federal Art Project provided hundreds of jobs for artists, particularly African American artists, across the country, including the Philly-based artist pictured here. 
 
What was his name?
 
Answer: Dox Thrash
 
Topics : Depression
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1/30/18
Author: Patrick Glennon
In what year were the Philadelphia Eagles established as a professional football team?

 
Answer: 1933
 
The seeds of the Philadelphia Eagles were first sown in 1924 when the local Frankford Yellowjackets were granted a National Football League franchise. The team played at Frankford Stadium, which was built in 1923, and won the NFL’s championship in 1926. The Yellowjackets folded in 1931 due to financial issues relating to the team and its stadium, which had been devastated by two fires in 1929 and 1931.
 
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1/22/18
Author: Patrick Glennon
In 1900, an automotive vehicle manufacturing company opened in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. It was one of the first such companies to be established locally, and one its earliest models is housed in the Smithsonian Institute’s car collection.
 
What is the company’s name?
 
Answer: Autocar Company
 
The Autocar Company was founded as the Pittsburgh Motor Vehicle Company in 1897 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It initially produced horseless carriages.
Topics : 20th century
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1/16/18
Author: Patrick Glennon
The man pictured here authored a famous fable titled The Lady, or the Tiger? (1882). Born in Philadelphia in 1834, he was also a children’s writer and magazine editor.
 
What is his name?
 
Answer: Frank R. Stockton
 
Topics : Arts and Culture
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1/8/18
Author: Patrick Glennon
In 1912, a group of Philadelphia women, including Margaret Yarnall Newbold, Christine E. Biddle, Gertrude Ely, and Sarah Lowery formed this group that dedicated itself to volunteerism.
 
What is the name of their organization?
 
Answer: The Junior League of Philadelphia
 
Topics : Women
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1/3/18
Author: Patrick Glennon
In 1687, the Morris family of Philadelphia opened one of the city's first businesses.  This company was later taken over by the Perot family.
 
What kind of business was it?
 
Answer: A brewery
 
Topics : Philadelphia
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12/27/17
Author: Patrick Glennon

What year saw the first city-sponsored Mummers Parade?

Check back Thursday for the answer!

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12/18/17
Author: Patrick Glennon
A few decades prior to the formation of the Philadelphia Flyers in 1967, the city briefly hosted its first NHL team.
 
What was it called?
 
Answer: The Philadelphia Quakers
 
Prior to their brief stay in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Quakers had been the Pittsburgh Pirates. Formed in 1925 as a new addition to the NHL’s roster, the Pirates spent five losing years in the Steel City before moving east. The team moved to Philadelphia late 1930 and was renamed the Philadelphia Quakers.
 
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