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7/18/18
Author: pglennon@hsp.org
In the 1850s, Philadelphia publishers Blanchard & Lea released the nation’s first text on pharmacy, authored by the gentleman pictured here.
 
Can you guess his name?
 
We’ll be back Friday with the answer!
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7/9/18
Author: pglennon@hsp.org

What organization was founded in 1962 to assist in the development and enrichment of the city’s Latino community?

Answer: Concilio

Topics : 20th century
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6/4/18
Author: pglennon@hsp.org
When John Bill Ricketts arrived in Philadelphia from the UK in the 1790s, the “circus” was still a relatively young form of entertainment.
Topics : 18th century
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5/29/18
Author: pglennon@hsp.org

What Philadelphia-area university has one of the oldest collegiate rugby teams in the nation? 

Answer: Villanova University

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5/21/18
Author: pglennon@hsp.org

In what East Coast town did the world’s first boardwalk open in 1870?

Answer: Atlantic City

Topics : 19th century
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5/1/18
Author: pglennon@hsp.org
The man pictured here was a pioneering musician popularly known as the “Father of the Blues.”
 
Can you guess his name?
 
Answer: William Christopher “W.C.” Handy
 
Topics : Arts and Culture
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4/23/18
Author: pglennon@hsp.org

In April 1933 (eighty-five years ago this month), famed Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor Leopold Stokowski teamed up with what technology company to perform the world’s first concert transmitted by telephone wire?

a) General Electric

b) RCA Victor

c) Bell Labs

Topics : Arts and Culture
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4/16/18
Author: pglennon@hsp.org
Philadelphia is home to numerous educational agencies that serve many different local ethnic groups, one of which is the National Educational Service Center of LULAC.
 
What does LULAC stand for?
 
Answer: The League of United Latin American Citizens
 
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4/9/18
Author: pglennon@hsp.org

Our latest Question of the Week looks back at U.S. labor history!

Topics : Labor
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4/2/18
Author: pglennon@hsp.org

In celebration of National Library Week (April 8-14), what local museum and library was founded by William Wagner and has been offering free science courses to the public since its incorporation in 1855? 

Topics : 19th century
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