Knowledge Identifier: $Pennsylvania



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Historically, as of 1600, the tribes living in Pennsylvania were the Algonquian Lenape , the Iroquoian Susquehannock & Petun and the presumably Siouan Monongahela Culture, who may have been the same as a little known tribe called the Calicua, or Cali add something


Other tribes, like the Erie, may have once held some land in Pennsylvania, but no longer did so by the year 1600 add something


By June 3, 1631, the Dutch had begun settling the Delmarva Peninsula by establishing the Zwaanendael Colony on the site of present-day Lewes, Delaware add something


In 1638, Sweden established the New Sweden Colony, in the region of Fort Christina, on the site of present-day Wilmington, Delaware add something


On March 12, 1664, King Charles II of England gave James,_Duke_of_York (James_II_of_England) a grant that incorporated all lands included in the original Virginia Company of Plymouth Grant plus other lands add something


On June 24, 1664, the Duke of York sold the portion of his large grant that included present-day New Jersey to John Berkeley and George Carteret for a proprietary colony add something


The British conquest of New Netherland began on August 29, 1664, when New Amsterdam was coerced to surrender while facing cannons on British ships in New York Harbor add something


This conquest continued, and was completed in October 1664, when the British captured Fort Casimir in what today is New Castle, Delaware add something


Third Anglo-Dutch War - On September 12, 1672, during the Third Anglo-Dutch War, the Dutch re-conquered New York Colony/New Amsterdam, establishing three County Courts which went on to become original Counties in present-day Delaware and Pennsylvania add something


This was partially reversed on February 9, 1674, when the Treaty of Westminster ended the Third Anglo-Dutch War, and reverted all political situations to the "status quo ante bellum" add something


By June 11, 1674, New York reasserted control over the outlying colonies, including Upland, but the names started to be changed to British names by November 11, 1674 add something


Upland was partitioned on November 12, 1674, producing the general outline of the current border between Pennsylvania and Delaware add something


The state is one of the 13 original founding states of the United_States; it came into being in 1681 as a result of a royal land grant to William Penn, the son of the state's namesake add something


What had been Upland on what became the Pennsylvania side of the Pennsylvania-Delaware Border was renamed as Chester County when Pennsylvania instituted their colonial governments on March 4, 1681 add something


Before that the province of Pennsylvania was governed for a century by a Frame of Government, of which there were four versions: 1682, 1683, 1696, and 1701 add something


Pennsylvania was the center state of the German Reformed denomination since the 1700s add something


August Wilson - The childhood home of Wilson and his six siblings, at 1727 Bedford Avenue in Pittsburgh was declared a historic landmark by the State of Pennsylvania on May 30, 2007


Benjamin Franklin - In 1728, Franklin had set up a printing house in partnership with Hugh Meredith; the following year he became the publisher of a newspaper called "The Pennsylvania Gazette"


Between 1730 and when it was shut down by Parliament with the Currency Act of 1764, the Pennsylvania Colony made its own paper money to account for the shortage of actual gold and silver add something


Voltaire, writing of William Penn in 1733, observed: "The new sovereign enacted several wise and wholesome laws for his colony, which have remained invariably the same to this day add something


Benjamin Franklin - He became Grand Master in 1734, indicating his rapid rise to prominence in Pennsylvania


Benjamin Franklin - Originally, the books were kept in the homes of the first librarians, but in 1739 the collection was moved to the second floor of the State House of Pennsylvania, now known as Independence Hall


Benjamin Franklin - Justice of the Peace - In October 1748, he was selected as a councilman, in June 1749 he became a Justice of the Peace for Philadelphia, and in 1751 he was elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly


Benjamin Franklin - In 1754, he headed the Pennsylvania delegation to the Albany Congress


Benjamin Franklin - In 1756, Franklin organized the Pennsylvania Militia


Benjamin Franklin - In 1757, he was sent to England by the Pennsylvania Assembly as a colonial agent to protest against the political influence of the Penn family, the proprietors of the colony


Matthew Boulton - In 1758 the Pennsylvania printer Benjamin Franklin, the leading experimenter in electricity, journeyed to Birmingham during one of his lengthy stays in Britain; Boulton met him, and introduced him to his friends


Francis Hopkinson - He was secretary to a Provincial Council of Pennsylvania Indian commission in 1761 that made a treaty with the Delaware and several Iroquois tribes


Arthur St. Clair - On April 16, 1762, he resigned his commission, and, in 1764, he settled in Ligonier Valley, Pennsylvania, where he purchased land and erected mills


But it needed a more central location, as for example the Paxton Boys massacres of 1763 had made the legislature aware add something


James Smith wrote that in 1763, "the Indians again commenced hostilities, and were busily engaged in killing and scalping the frontier inhabitants in various parts of Pennsylvania add something


Benjamin Franklin - In 1763, soon after Franklin returned to Pennsylvania the first time from England, the western frontier was engulfed in a bitter war known as Pontiac's Rebellion


Benjamin Franklin - After his return to the colony, Franklin led the "anti-proprietary party" in the struggle against the Penn family, and was elected Speaker of the Pennsylvania House in May 1764


After the Stamp Act Congress of 1765, Delegate John Dickinson of Philadelphia wrote the "Declaration of Rights and Grievances" add something


Dickinson wrote "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, To the Inhabitants of the British Colonies", which were published in the Pennsylvania Chronicle between December 2, 1767, and February 15, 1768 add something


Frederick Muhlenberg - He preached in Stouchsburg, Pennsylvania, and Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, from 1770 to 1774, and in New York City from 1774 to 1776


Frederick Muhlenberg - He was ordained by the Pennsylvania Ministerium as a minister of the Lutheran Church on October 25, 1770


Established in 1773, the college was ratified five days after the Treaty of Paris on September 9, 1783 add something


When the Founding Fathers of the United States convened in Philadelphia in 1774, 12 colonies sent representatives to the First Continental Congress add something


Arthur St. Clair - In 1774, the colony of Virginia took claim of the area around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and some residents of Western Pennsylvania took up arms to eject them


Anthony Wayne - At the onset of the war in 1775, Wayne raised a militia unit and, in 1776, became colonel of the 4th Pennsylvania Regiment


Thomas Paine - In January, 1775, he became editor of the Pennsylvania Magazine, a position he conducted with considerable ability


Thomas Paine - It was published on March 8, 1775 in the "Postscript to the Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser"


Arthur St. Clair - In January 1776, he accepted a commission in the Continental Army as a colonel of the 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment


Francis Hopkinson - As part of the fledgling nation's government, he was treasurer of the Continental Loan Office in 1778; appointed judge of the Admiralty Court of Pennsylvania in 1779 and reappointed in 1780 and 1787; and helped ratify the Constitution during the constitutional convention in 1787


Frederick Muhlenberg - Muhlenberg was a member of the Continental Congress in 1779 and 1780, and served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1780 to 1783


Frederick Muhlenberg - He moved to New Hanover Township, Pennsylvania and was pastor there and in Oley and New Goshenhoppen until August 1779


Albert Gallatin - Born in Geneva in present-day Switzerland, Gallatin immigrated to America in the 1780s, ultimately settling in Pennsylvania


Anthony Wayne - On July 21, 1780, Washington sent Wayne with two Pennsylvania brigades and four cannons to destroy a blockhouse at Bulls Ferry opposite New York City


The first nationally chartered bank in the United States, the Bank of North America, was founded in 1781 in Philadelphia add something


Anthony Wayne - On January 1, 1781, Wayne, the commanding officer of the Pennsylvania Line of the Continental Army, was faced with a mutiny over pay and conditions that was one of the most serious of the war


Arthur St. Clair - Clair was a member of the Pennsylvania Council of Censors in 1783, and was elected a delegate to the Confederation Congress, serving from November 2, 1785, until November 28, 1787


Anthony Wayne - After the war, Wayne returned to Pennsylvania and served in the state legislature for a year in 1784


Thomas Paine - New Rochelle is the original site of Thomas Paine's Cottage, which, along with a 320 acre farm, were presented to Paine in 1784 by act of the New York, Pennsylvania State Legislature for his services in the American Revolution


Albert Gallatin - Gallatin rebutted the committee report, noting his unbroken residence of thirteen years in the United States, his 1785 oath of allegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia, his service in the Pennsylvania legislature, and his substantial property holdings in the United States


Frederick Muhlenberg - He was a delegate to and president of the Pennsylvania state constitutional convention in 1787 called to ratify the Federal Constitution


Benjamin Franklin - In 1787, a group of prominent ministers in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, proposed the foundation of a new college to be named in Franklin's honor


It was the second state to ratify the United States Constitution, on December 12, 1787 add something


Pennsylvania became the first large state, and the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on December 12, 1787, five days after Delaware became the first add something


Albert Gallatin - Almost immediately, Gallatin became active in Pennsylvania politics; he was a member of the state constitutional convention in 1789, and was elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1790


Francis Hopkinson - On September 24, 1789, he was nominated by President George Washington to the newly created position of judge of the United States District Court for the District of Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania has a bicameral legislature set up by Commonwealth's constitution in 1790 add something


Benjamin Franklin - In 1790, Quakers from New York and Pennsylvania presented their petition for abolition to Congress


Johnny Appleseed - There are stories of Johnny Appleseed practicing his nurseryman craft in the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area and of picking seeds from the pomace at Potomac cider mills in the late 1790s


Albert Gallatin - When the Third Congress opened on December 2, 1793, he took the oath of office, but, on that same day, nineteen Pennsylvania Federalists filed a protest with the Senate that Gallatin did not have the minimum nine years of citizenship required to be a senator


Johnny Appleseed - Another story has Chapman living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Grant's Hill in 1794 at the time of the Whiskey Rebellion


Anthony Wayne - Wayne died of complications from gout on December 15, 1796, during a return trip to Pennsylvania from a military post in Detroit , and was buried at Fort Presque Isle where the modern Wayne Blockhouse stands


So, in 1799 the General Assembly moved to the Lancaster Courthouse, and finally in 1812 to Harrisburg add something


Frederick Muhlenberg - Muhlenberg was president of the council of censors of Pennsylvania, and was appointed receiver general of the Pennsylvania Land Office on January 8, 1800, serving until his death in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, on June 4, 1801


Arthur St. Clair - Arthur St. Clair, Patriot and a Founder of the United States of America, died in Greensburg, Pennsylvania on August 31, 1818 in his eighties and in poverty; his vast wealth dissipated by generous gifts and loans, and by business reverses, but, mainly by the refusal of Congress to reimburse him for money that he had loaned during the Revolution and while governor of the Northwest Territory


The General Assembly met in the old Dauphin County Court House until December 1821, when the Federal-style "Hills Capitol" was constructed on a hilltop land grant of four acres set aside for a seat of state government by the prescient, entrepreneurial son and namesake of John Harris, Sr., a Yorkshire native who had founded a trading post in 1705 and ferry on the east shore of the Susquehanna River add something


D.G. Yuengling & Son, America's oldest brewery, has been brewing beer in Pottsville since 1829 add something


Winfield Scott Hancock - Hancock was at first educated at Norristown, Pennsylvania Academy, but removed to the public schools when the first one opened in Norristown, Pennsylvania in the late 1830s


George B. McClellan - He first attended the University of Pennsylvania in 1840 at age 13, resigning himself to the study of law


Alexander Ramsey - Alexander Ramsey was elected from Pennsylvania as a Whig to the U.S. House of Representatives and served in the 28th and 29th congresses from March 4, 1843 to March 4, 1847


Abner Read - Following a year of study at the naval school in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, Read was promoted to passed midshipman on 2 July 1845


James G. Blaine - The young family soon moved again, this time to Philadelphia where Blaine took a job at the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind in 1852, teaching science and literature


Dorothea Dix - She was instrumental in the founding of the first public mental hospital in Pennsylvania, the Harrisburg State Hospital, and later in establishing its library and reading room in 1853


One county, Philadelphia County, is coterminous with the city of Philadelphia after it was consolidated in 1854 add something


John C. Breckinridge - During the first ten days of September 1856, he spoke in Hamilton, Ohio and Cincinnati in Ohio; Lafayette, Indiana and Indianapolis in Indiana; Kalamazoo,_Michigan; Covington,_Kentucky; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


John Wilkes Booth - In 1857, Booth joined the stock company of the Arch Street Theatre in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, where he played for a full season


Thomas Telford - The Borough of County Line in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania changed its name to Telford in 1857, after the North Pennsylvania Railroad Company named its new station there "Telford" in honour of Thomas Telford


In 1859, near Titusville, Pennsylvania, Edwin Drake successfully drilled the well, which led to the first major oil boom in United States history add something


John Wilkes Booth - He started a business partnership with John Ellsler, manager of the Cleveland Academy of Music, and another friend, Thomas Mears, to develop oil wells in northwestern Pennsylvania, where an oil boom had started in August 1859, following Edwin Drake's discovery of oil there


George Meade - Meade was promoted from captain to brigadier general of volunteers on August 31, 1861, a few months after the start of the Civil War, based on the strong recommendation of Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin


Pennsylvania is the home to the first nationally chartered bank under the 1863 National Banking Act add something


John Wilkes Booth - Initially calling their venture Dramatic Oil , the partners invested in a site along the Allegheny River at Franklin, Pennsylvania, in late 1863 for drilling


John Wilkes Booth - At the beginning of July 1863, Booth finished the acting season at Cleveland's Academy of Music, as the Battle of Gettysburg raged in Pennsylvania


Winfield Scott Hancock - Overland Campaign - After recuperating in Norristown, Pennsylvania, he performed recruiting services over the winter and returned in the spring to field command of the II Corps for Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign, but he never regained full mobility and his former youthful energy


Philip Sheridan - Valley Campaigns of 1864 - Throughout the war, the Confederacy sent armies out of Virginia through the Shenandoah Valley to invade Maryland and Pennsylvania and threaten Washington, D.C. Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early, following the same pattern in the Valley Campaigns of 1864, and hoping to distract Grant from the Siege of Petersburg, attacked Union forces near Washington and raided several towns in Pennsylvania


Henry J. Heinz - Heinz began packing foodstuffs on a small scale at Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1869


There is one exception to the types of municipalities in Pennsylvania: Bloomsburg was incorporated as a town in 1870 and is, officially, the only town in the state add something


In Pittsburgh, tomato ketchup was improved by &Henry_John_Heinz (H._J._Heinz_Company) from 1876 to the early 20th century add something


James G. Blaine - On July 2, 1881, Blaine and Garfield were walking through the Sixth Street Station of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad in Washington, Pennsylvania when Garfield was shot by an assassin, Charles J. Guiteau


James G. Blaine - Harrison was defeated soundly in his rematch against former president Cleveland and when Blaine returned to Washington, Pennsylvania at the close of 1892, he and Harrison were friendlier than they had been in years


Zane Grey - Grey chose the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship, where he studied dentistry and joined Sigma Nu fraternity; he graduated in 1896


The Hills Capitol burned down on February 2, 1897, during a heavy snowstorm, presumably because of a faulty flue add something


Political and popular indignation in 1901 prompted a second contest that was restricted to Pennsylvania architects, and Joseph Miller Huston of Philadelphia was chosen to design the present Pennsylvania State Capitol that incorporated Cobb's building into magnificent public work finished and dedicated in 1907 add something


Mary Harris Jones - In 1901, the workers who were employed in the Pennsylvania silk mills went on strike, many of them being young female workers who were demanding they be paid adult wages


Also, the first World Series between the Boston Pilgrims and Pittsburgh Pirates was played in Pittsburgh in 1903 add something


Mary Harris Jones - In 1903, upset about the lax enforcement of the child labor laws in the Pennsylvania mines and silk mills, she organized a Children's March from Philadelphia to the home of president Theodore Roosevelt in New York


Jay Cooke - He died in the Ogontz section of Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, on February 16, 1905


Edward Morley - Morley was awarded the Davy Medal, named for the great British chemist Sir Humphry Davy, by the Royal Society of London, England in 1907, and he won the Elliott Cresson Medal, awarded by the Franklin Institute of Pennsylvania, in 1912, for important contributions to the science of chemistry


Two of the three companies that define the U.S. potato chip industry are based in Pennsylvania: Utz Quality Foods, which started making chips in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in 1921, and Wise Foods which started making chips in Berwick in 1921 add something


Hobey Baker - Baker was buried in a small military cemetery near Toul, but in 1921 his mother had his remains moved to her family plot in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania


In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge established the Allegheny National Forest under the authority of the Weeks Act of 1911 add something


Rachel Carson - Carson attended Springdale's small school through tenth grade, completed high school in nearby Parnassus, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1925 at the top of her class of forty-five students


Rachel Carson - Though admitted to graduate standing at Johns Hopkins University in 1928, she was forced to remain at the Pennsylvania College for Women for her senior year due to financial difficulties; she graduated "magna cum laude" in 1929


Rudolf Rocker - There they were reunited with Fermin who had stayed there after accompanying his father on his 1929 lecture tour in the US. The Rocker family moved to live with a sister of Witkop's in Towanda, Pennsylvania where many families with progressive or libertarian socialist views lived


Albert David - He served in , , and , reenlisting at Philadelphia , Pennsylvania on June 15, 1931


It only supported the losing candidate in a presidential election twice from 1932 to 1988 add something


George Fox - James Harcourt played Fox in the 1941 film "Penn of Pennsylvania"


Sugar Ray Robinson - Vying for the Pennsylvania state middleweight title in 1950, Robinson defeated Robert Villemain


Ross Perot - Perot married Margot Birmingham of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in 1956


Since 1959, the Little League World Series is held each summer in South Williamsport, near where Little League Baseball was founded in Williamsport add something


Winfield Scott Hancock - Winfield Scott Hancock Elementary School, located on Hancock Street in Norristown, Pennsylvania, was built in 1962 in memory of the General who grew up not far from the site


Fabian (entertainer) - He has been married three times—first to Kathleen Regan ; to Kate Netter Forte from 1980 to 1990; and lastly to his current wife, Andrea Patrick, a former Bituminous Coal Queen and Miss Pennsylvania USA, whom he married in 1998


R. Budd Dwyer - He was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 6th district from 1965 to 1970


R. Budd Dwyer - He served as a member of the Pennsylvania Senate from the 50th district from 1971 to 1981


R. Budd Dwyer - He served from 1971 to 1981 as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the state's 50th district


Eric S. Raymond - His family moved back to Pennsylvania in 1971


Sylvester Stallone - At age 28, on December 28, 1974, he married German American Sasha Czack from Pennsylvania


The largest bear ever found dead was in Utah in 1975, and the second-largest was shot by a poacher in the state in 1987 add something


Kevin Bacon - At 16, in 1975, Bacon won a full scholarship to and attended the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts at Bucknell University, a state-funded five-week arts program at which he studied theatre under Dr. Glory Van Scott


Michael Swanwick - Based in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, he began publishing in the early 1980s


R. Budd Dwyer - During the early 1980s, public employees of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania overpaid millions of dollars in Federal Insurance Contributions Act taxes


R. Budd Dwyer - In the early 1980s, Pennsylvania discovered its state workers had overpaid federal taxes due to errors in state withholding


R. Budd Dwyer - He served as the 30th Treasurer of Pennsylvania from 1981 to 1987


Fabian (entertainer) - He appeared in a 1982 television commercial for "The Idols of Rock n' Roll" and in the 2005 documentary film "The Bituminous Coal Queens of Pennsylvania"


Buddy Ebsen - In 1984, Kulp unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat from Pennsylvania


Billy Ocean - Ocean appeared at Live Aid in 1985, singing "Caribbean Queen" and "Loverboy", from the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


James Carville - Prior to the Clinton campaign, Carville and consulting partner Paul Begala gained other well-known political victories, including the gubernatorial triumphs of Robert Casey of Pennsylvania in 1986, and Zell Miller of Georgia in 1990


R. Budd Dwyer - On the morning of January 22, 1987, he committed suicide with a gun during a televised press conference at his office in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania , the state capital


R. Budd Dwyer - Despite his conviction, Dwyer was allowed under Pennsylvania law to continue serving as state treasurer until his sentencing by U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm Muir on January 23, 1987


Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988 add something


In 1988, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Act 169, which allows parents or guardians to homeschool their children as an option for compulsory school attendance add something


In 1989, "The New York Times" praised it as "grand, even awesome at moments, but it is a working building, accessible to citizens add something


James Carville - But it was in 1991 when Carville and Begala rose to national attention, leading appointed incumbent Senator Harris Wofford of Pennsylvania back from a 40-point poll deficit over White House hand-picked candidate Dick Thornburgh


Lloyd Alexander - In 1991, the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book bestowed upon him the Pennbook Lifetime Achievement *award


Since 1992, Pennsylvania has been trending Democratic in Presidential elections, voting for Bill Clinton twice by large margins, and slightly closer in 2000 for Al Gore add something


Since 1992, however, the Philadelphia suburbs have swung Democratic; the brand of Republicanism there was traditionally a moderate one add something


The state voted for the Democratic ticket for president in every election between 1992 and 2012 add something


Fabian (entertainer) - In 1998, he married Andrea Patrick, a former Bituminous Coal Queen and Miss Pennsylvania USA


In the year 2000 there was a total Amish population of 47,860 in Pennsylvania and a further 146,416 Mennonites and 91,200 Brethren add something


Philadelphia is home to LOVE Park, once a popular spot for skateboarding, and across from City Hall, host to ESPN's X Games in 2001 and 2002 add something


Ahmed al-Nami - United 93 - On September 11, 2001, Nami boarded United 93 and assisted in the hijacking of the plane, which crashed into a field in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after a passenger uprising, due to the passengers receiving information from their families of the 3 other hijacked planes that hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon


Ahmed al-Haznawi - On September 11, 2001, Haznawi boarded United Airlines Flight 93 and assisted in the hijacking of the plane, which crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after a passenger uprising


Saeed al-Ghamdi - On September 11, 2001, it was reported he boarded United 93 and assisted in the hijacking of the plane, which was crashed into a field in the control of hijacker-pilot Ziad Jarrah in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after the passengers attempted to take control of the plane in an uprising


Casino gambling was legalized in Pennsylvania in 2004 add something


Smarty Jones, the 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, had Philadelphia Park as his home course add something


The Pennsylvania Film Production Tax Credit began in 2004 and stimulated the development of a film industry in the state add something


Mary McAleese - She was the Commencement Speaker at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, on 22 May 2005


In 2007, Pennsylvania ranked 14th in mathematics, 12th in reading, and 10th in writing for 8th grade students add something


Joseph Priestley - University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2007


During the 2008 election campaign a recruitment drive saw registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by 1,2 million add something


Former Governor Ed Rendell had considered legalizing video poker machines in bars and private clubs in 2009, since an estimated 17,000 operate illegally across the state add something


From 2009 to 2011, the state was represented by two Democratic senators for the first time since 1947 add something


Only horse racing, slot machines and electronic table games were legal in Pennsylvania, although a bill to legalize table games was being negotiated in the fall of 2009 add something


The former blast furnace sites have either been destroyed, preserved, or in the case of Bethlehem, became a new multi-million dollar Sands Casino Resort in 2009 add something


In 2010, Republicans recaptured a U.S. Senate seat as well as a majority of the state's congressional seats, control of both chambers of the state legislature and the governor's mansion add something


Pennsylvania currently has 18 seats in the United States House of Representatives, as of the 2010 Census add something


Pennsylvania is the 33rd-largest state by area, and the 6th-most populous state according to the most recent official U.S. Census count in 2010 add something


Pennsylvania's population in 2010 was 12,702,379 add something


The largest ancestry groups are listed below, expressed as a percentage of total people who responded with a particular ancestry for the 2010 census: add something


While Pennsylvania owes its existence to Quakers, and much of the historic character of the Commonwealth is ideologically rooted in the teachings of the Religious Society of Friends , practicing Quakers are a small minority of about 10,000 adherents in 2010 add something


Table games such as poker, roulette, blackjack and craps were finally approved by the state legislature in January 2010, being signed into law by the Governor on January 7 add something


R. Budd Dwyer - The Dwyer family attended the premiere in Pennsylvania on November 10, 2010, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania , where they participated in a Q&A session after each screening


Tornadoes occur annually in the state, sometimes in large numbers, such as 30 recorded tornadoes in 2011; generally speaking, these tornadoes do not cause significant damage add something


Pennsylvania has a mixed health record, and is ranked as the 29th-overall-healthiest state according to the 2013 United Health Foundation's Health Rankings add something


Democrats won back the governor's mansion 4 years later in the 2014 election add something


George Meade - In 2015 General Meade was elected posthumously as a companion of the Pennsylvania Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States


As of the 2016 elections, the Republicans hold the majority in the State House and Senate add something


The following are the four-year graduation rates for students completing high school in 2016: add something


As of 2018, Pennsylvania has an estimated population of 12,823,989, which is an increase of 18,452 from the previous year and an increase of 121,610 since the year 2010 add something


The Governor and Lieutenant Governor run as a ticket in the general election and are up for reelection in 2018 add something


However, Penn FC used to be one of these teams before they announced they'd be on hiatus in 2019; although they would be returning for the 2020 season add something