A couple of years back we headed to Philadelphia with little knowledge about the place Rocky Balboa called Home. To our surprise this city enriched us in American history and we came back loving the place more than we could have ever imagined. Have you ever been surprised by a city? Headed somewhere without much research?
Fun fact 💫1. It’s a City of Firsts
Philly’s an old town. It was founded by William Penn way back in 1682. It probably won’t come as much of a surprise then that it was the birthplace of a lot of the country’s firsts. Ben Franklin founded what became the country’s first university, the University of Pennsylvania, in 1740. He also founded the first hospital in the nation, in 1751, and just for good measure, the first lending library, the Library Company of Philadelphia, in 1731