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Mayor Nutter Upbeat on 'World Heritage City' Designation For PhiladelphiaThere are more than 230 World Heritage cities around the globe, but none so far in the US.
Annual Reading of Declaration of Independence Draws Hundreds in Old CityIt was on this date, 239 years ago, that residents of the colonies heard the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, bringing the high-stakes rebellion into the spotlight.
Jay Lloyd's Getaway: Fort Ticonderoga, New YorkImagine a land so rugged and breathtakingly majestic that, even today, the waterways provide the clearest path through the dense forest.
City and Church Leaders Note Significance of Pope's Independence Hall StopWith Independence Hall as a backdrop, the pontiff is expected to reach out to the anticipated 30,000-50,000 spectators to talk about immigration issues.
Tall Ships Bring History Sailing into Delaware Riverfront Among the tall ships in the Parade of Sail, arrayed today along the Delaware River, is a schooner named "When And If" that once belonged to Gen. George Patton.
Start of Korean War, 65 Years Ago, Marked at Philadelphia MemorialIn front of Philadelphia's Korean war memorial, at Front and Dock Streets in Society Hill, veterans of the United States and Korean armed forces reflected on their service.
Developer Agrees To Reconsider Plans For Big Building in Historic Old City LocationPlans for the apartment building on the 200 block of Arch Street were due to be voted on by the architectural committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission.
Positively Philadelphia: Another Summer of Concerts in a Fairmount Park Mansion This might be one of the loveliest things to do on a Sunday night in Philadelphia in summer.
Positively Philadelphia: Celebrating Lafayette's Arrival in Colonial AmericaWalter Staib, chef-owner of the City Tavern in Society Hill, has been named culinary ambassador for the replica tall ship of the Marquis de Lafayette, which will be arriving in Philadelphia later this month.
WWII Airplanes Land in Philadelphia For Five-Day Visit From The PastRare, World War II-era planes are on display now through Sunday at Northeast Philadelphia Aiport.
Old City Ceremony Honors Long-Forgotten Civil War HeroChrist Church Burial Ground placed a plaque honoring Maj. Charles Izard McEuen, a founding member of the Union League who was later killed in battle just days before the Civil War ended.
Philadelphia's Vietnam Memorial Rededicated After Seven-Year MakeoverA ribbon-cutting on Memorial Day marked the official reopening of the Philadelphia memorial, which had fallen into disrepair after suffering years of vandalism.
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