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2015 Flag Day Events In Philadelphia

Did you know that Pennsylvania was the first and only state to designate Flag Day a state holiday? If not, head to one of these celebratory events honoring the symbol of our country!

06/12/2015

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Local Group Hopes To Share The Stories Of Americans Of South Asian Descent Through New Book

Food, Bollywood and yoga. Those are what most people think of when it comes to South Asian culture, “but they aren’t the only aspects,” says Samip Mallick.

06/03/2015

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Camden Pair On A Mission To Protect Historic Former Home Of Martin Luther King Jr.

For two years of his life, from 1948 to 1950, Martin Luther King Junior lived at a now-dilapidated home in the 700-block of Walnut Street.

02/27/2015

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Getaway Guide: Veterans Day Destinations

On November 11th, we’ll celebrate Veterans Day, a tribute to the men and women who served in the armed forces during times of both conflict and peace.

11/06/2014

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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

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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

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