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Philly Appears To Hold Early Edge For Democratic National Convention

The original U.S. capital and now the nation’s fifth largest city, Philadelphia touts its historical significance. It has hosted the presidential nominating convention seven times since 1856, most recently the Republican one in 2000.

08/11/2014

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

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10th Grade History Teacher Writes Trilogy Of Novels

Inner city kids need positive role models. So says a high school history teacher who’s mounted an unusual outreach.

07/13/2014

Jordan with Governor Ed Rendell, Rhea Hughes, Angelo Cataldi, and her father John (Photo credit: Cindy Webster/WIP)

Angelo Cataldi Gives 11-Year-Old Jordan Bondrowski $500 For T-Mac Ball, Who Donates It All

Jordan Bondrowski joined Angelo Cataldi in studio on 94WIP to hand him the Tom McCarthy homerun ball.

Sportsradio 94WIP–07/02/2014

(L-Reenactor Bill McIlhenny. Matt Schick first child on the left.)
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Children Visiting Philly’s Historical District Can Dress Like A Colonial During Tour

A new program in Philadelphia’s historic district allows children to wear colonial costumes as they tour the sites.

06/21/2014

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In Honor Of March’s Charter Day, Many Pa. Museums And Historic Sites Offering Free Admission

Charter Day, or March 9th, is held annually to celebrate the founding of Pennsylvania.

02/19/2014

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Time Shutter App

The Time Shutter app lets you visualize the past, offering vintage images of New York and San Francisco.

01/23/2014

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15 Of The World’s Oldest Bars (The Beer’s Fresh, Though)

Visiting local restaurants and bars is one of the best parts about traveling. Check out any of these old bars – most of which are older than America.

01/22/2014

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As Pearl Harbor Day Approaches, A Family’s Quest To Correct History Continues

Pearl Harbor has become the centerpiece of a personal mission for the Kimmel family of Wilmington.

12/06/2013

Dr. Robert McClelland speaks about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, fifty years later. (credit: CBS3)

As 50th Anniversary Of Assassination Approaches, Surgeon Who Treated JFK Remembers

There are three happenings – eerie, extraordinary and seemingly random at the time – that have irrevocably shaped the life of Dr. Robert McClelland.

11/19/2013

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New Book Suggests Pa. Is A Crime-Filled State

Pennsylvania is surprisingly a crime-filled place, at least according to a man who co-wrote a book compiling many of the incidents we don’t mention in polite company.

10/13/2013

(Archeological dig at Elfreth's Alley. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Archeological Dig Unearths Really Old Findings In Old City

There is a lot to be learned about Philadelphia through 150-year-old trash.

07/18/2013

Philadelphia 4th Of July Parade

Tens Of Thousands Travel From Across Continent To Celebrate Independence Day In Philadelphia

It doesn’t get more patriotic than Philadelphia’s July 4th parade, right in the heart of one of our nation’s most historic areas.

07/04/2013

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2nd Re-Enactment Of Battle Of Gettysburg Begins

The Battle of Gettysburg is underway for the second time in a week and tourists are converging in droves even if the outcome of the Civil War’s pivotal encounter has been known for 150 years.

07/04/2013

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Who ‘Dies’ Is Tough Decision At Gettysburg

You’re a Civil War re-enactor carrying an authentic musket, out on the field with your history-buff buddies making a charge under withering enemy fire. It’s great fun except for one thing: Someone’s going to have to “die.”

07/04/2013

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