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Pennsylvania - Notable Historical Events

William PennMar 4, 1681

William AllenJun 24, 1731

George WashingtonOct 4, 1777

Millard FillmoreFeb 18, 1856

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Pennsylvania - Historical Events
Date Event
1681-03-04

English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania

1682-10-27

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.

1682-10-29

William Penn lands at what is now Chester Pennsylvania

1682-12-04

1st General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester)

1683-06-23

William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"

1731-06-24

Freemason and Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen is appointed Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania, the first and youngest Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania

1732-12-28

1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanack" (Pennsylvania Gazette)

1737-09-20

Runner Edward Marshall completes his journey in the Walking Purchase forcing the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km²) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.

1738-05-25

A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.

1748-08-26

The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1751-05-11

1st hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital) in the 13 Colonies in America

1756-06-04

Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania

1758-05-21

Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War.

1759-05-31

The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions.

1763-11-15

Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland

1774-09-05

1st Continental Congress assembles at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1777-10-04

Battle of Germantown: Gen George Washington's troops attack and are defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania

1778-05-01

American Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.

1780-03-01

Pennsylvania becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)

1781-01-01

1,500 soldiers of the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment under General Anthony Wayne's command rebel against the Continental Army's winter camp in Morristown, New Jersey as part of the Pennsylvania (Continentals; Regiment) Mutiny of 1781.

1783-09-26

Fayette County, Pennsylvania created

1784-09-21

1st daily newspaper in America (Pennsylvania Packet & General Advertiser)

1787-02-04

1st Anglican bishops of NY & Pennsylvania consecrated in London

1787-12-12

Pennsylvania becomes 2nd state to ratify US constitution

1788-01-01

Quakers in Pennsylvania emancipate their slaves

1789-03-02

Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances

1790-12-06

The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1791-12-15

1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania

1794-02-28

US Senate voids Pennsylvania's election of Abraham Gallatin

1794-08-01

Whiskey Rebellion begins in western Pennsylvania

1799-02-15

1st US printed ballots authorized, Pennsylvania

1805-12-26

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts established, Philadelphia

1806-01-30

The original Lower Trenton Toll Bridge, which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened. A later bridge opened in 1935 is also known as the Trenton Makes - the World Takes Bridge.

1817-05-15

Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1848-05-01

The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

1848-10-16

1st US homeopathic medical college opens in Pennsylvania

1849-10-16

Avery College establishes in Allegheny, Pennsylvania

1851-09-15

Saint Joseph's University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1852-02-19

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

1854-12-30

Pennsylvania Rock Oil Co, 1st in US, incorporated in NYC

1856-02-18

The American Party (Know-Nothings) convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate its first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore.

1856-07-17

The Great Train Wreck of 1856 between Camp Hill and Fort Washington, Pennsylvania kills over 60 people.

1863-06-20

Skirmish at Greencastle Pennsylvania

1863-06-24

Planning an invasion of Pennsylvania, Lee's army crosses Potomac

1863-06-29

Lee orders his forces to concentrate near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

1863-06-30

Battles in Hanover, Pennsylvania: 80 casualties

1863-06-30

Skirmish at Sporting Hill Pennsylvania

1864-07-30

Battle of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania - burned by Union forces under McCausland

1865-10-09

First US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania

1867-10-28

Maimonides College in Pennsylvania is first Jewish college in the US

1869-09-06

Mine fire kills 179 at Avondale, Pennsylvania

1877-06-21

The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.

1878-12-18

John Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires is executed in Pennsylvania.

1887-02-02

In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed.

1888-07-11

Pennsylvania's Monongehela River rises 32' after 24 hour rainfall

1891-01-27

Mine explosion kills 109 at Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania

1897-09-10

Lattimer Massacre - a sheriff's posse kills twenty unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States.

1902-05-12

Some 140,000 miners of anthracite coal in Pennsylvania go out on a strike called by the United Mine Workers after the owners have refused to recognize the UMW, let alone negotiate or submit to arbitration; Roosevelt later threatens to have the army run the mine

1904-01-05

-42°F (-41.1°C), Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)

1904-01-25

179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick, Pennsylvania

1907-12-19

239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania

1911-01-18

1st shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)

1914-02-01

Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed

1917-11-18

Sigma Alpha Rho, a Jewish high school fraternity, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1918-05-18

TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, kills 200

1918-06-15

1" of snow falls in Northern Pennsylvania

1918-07-25

Race riot in Chester Pennsylvania (3 blacks & 2 whites killed)

1922-10-14

1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC

1923-02-03

The Alpha Zeta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia founded at Pennsylvania State University.

1927-05-17

U.S. Army aviation pioneer, Major Harold Geiger, dies in the crash of his Airco DH.4 de Havilland plane at Olmstead Field, Pennsylvania

1931-07-24

A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.

1933-11-07

Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports

1933-11-29

1st state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania)

1933-12-21

Dried human blood serum 1st prepared, Univ of Pennsylvania

1934-01-02

1st state liquor stores open, in Pennsylvania

1935-02-10

Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new electric locomotive

1936-07-10

111°F (44°C) Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (state record)

1938-06-24

500 ton meteorite lands near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

1940-04-28

Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"

1940-10-01

Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens

1941-05-17

Pennsylvania declares legal holiday to honor A's manager Connie Mack

1941-11-12

Alma Heflin, the first American female test pilot for commercial aircraft, made her first test flight for the Piper Aircraft Corporation, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

1942-07-17

3' of rain falls on Pennsylvania, flooding kills 15

1943-05-17

The United States Army contracts with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC.

1948-10-30

20 die & 6,000 made ill by smog in Donora, Pennsylvania

1954-03-20

1st newspaper vending machine used (Columbia Pennsylvania)

1954-09-04

Peter B Cortese of US achieves a one-arm deadlift of 370 lbs; 22 lbs over triple his body weight, at York, Pennsylvania

1957-12-18

Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania USA, the world's 1st nuclear power plant begins to generate electricity

1965-03-26

A truck loses control down Moosic Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania, killing the driver. This accident later inspired the 1974 Harry Chapin song, "30,000 Pounds of Bananas."

1968-02-14

Pennsylvania Railroad/NYC Central merge into Penn Central

1975-09-20

21st Ryder Cup: US, 21-11 at Laurel Valley Golf Club (Ligonier, Pennsylvania, US)

1976-05-04

"1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 7 perfs

1976-05-08

"1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 7 perfs

1977-07-19

Floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 76

1985-05-31

1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.

1987-01-22

Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.

1988-04-30

Largest banana split ever, at 455 miles long, was made in Pennsylvania

1989-11-18

Pennsylvania is first to restrict abortions after US Supreme Court gave states the right to do so

1991-04-04

Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.

2001-09-11

Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard

2001-10-05

Tom Ridge resigns as Governor of Pennsylvania to become President Bush's Homeland Security Advisor.

2002-07-28

Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.

2006-10-02

Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.

2012-12-22

Tomasz Adamek outpoints Steve Cunningham in a split decision in the IBF heavyweight title eliminator at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

2016-08-16

Pennsylvania attorney general convicted of perjury, other charges

2016-12-13

Pennsylvania and Wisconsin End Election Recount Efforts

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Pennsylvania - Notable Birthdays

William PennOct 14, 1644

William AllenAug 5, 1704

John DickinsonNov 13, 1732

Daniel BooneNov 2, 1734

Stephen FosterJul 4, 1826

George McClellanDec 3, 1826

Louisa May AlcottNov 29, 1832

Henry John HeinzOct 11, 1844

Andrew W. MellonMar 24, 1855

Milton S. HersheySep 13, 1857

Daniel WilliamsJan 18, 1858

Wallis SimpsonJun 19, 1896

Margaret MeadDec 16, 1901

Jimmy StewartMay 20, 1908

Billie HolidayApr 7, 1915

Stan MusialNov 21, 1920

Charles BronsonNov 3, 1921

Roy CampanellaNov 19, 1921

Erroll GarnerJun 15, 1923

Elias Victor SeixasAug 30, 1923

Tom LasordaSep 22, 1927

Johnny UnitasMay 7, 1933

Peter BoyleOct 18, 1935

Wilt ChamberlainAug 21, 1936

Mike DitkaOct 18, 1939

bidenNov 20, 1942

Sally Jessy RaphaelFeb 25, 1943

Marty SchottenheimerSep 23, 1943

Reggie JacksonMay 18, 1946

Pete MaravichJun 22, 1947

Betsy KingAug 13, 1955

Joe MontanaJun 11, 1956

Bill CowherMay 8, 1957

Dan MarinoSep 15, 1961

CoolioAug 1, 1963

Tina FeyMay 18, 1970

Kobe BryantAug 23, 1978

PinkSep 8, 1979

Taylor SwiftDec 13, 1989

Pennsylvania - Birthdays
Date Event
1644-10-14

William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (d. 1718)

1696-11-02

Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Native Americans (d. 1760)

1704-08-05

William Allen, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Mayor of Philadelphia

1722-11-19

Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania (d. 1810)

1732-11-13

John Dickinson, Talbot County Maryland, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (d. 1808)

1734-11-02

Daniel Boone, Oley Valley, Pennsylvania, frontiersman/explorer (US Hall of Fame-1915), (d. 182)

1763-07-22

James Geddes, Carlisle Pennsylvania, American Engineer and chief engineer in the construction of the Erie Canal

1787-06-27

Thomas Say, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, American naturalist and father of descriptive entomology

1808-08-01

Henry Darwin Rogers, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania)

1826-07-04

Stephen Foster, Lawrenceville Pennsylvania, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River)

1826-12-03

George McClellan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Union army major general, (d. 1885)

1832-11-29

Louisa May Alcott, Germantown Pennsylvania, American author (Little Women)

1844-10-11

Henry John Heinz, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, founded prepared-foods company (Heinz-57 varieties), (d. 1919)

1851-08-19

Charles Hires, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American Inventor and Manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage

1855-03-24

Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, banker (Mellon Bank), US Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32) and philanthropist

1855-05-01

Cecilia Beaux, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American portrait painter

1857-09-13

Milton S. Hershey, Derry Township, Pennsylvania, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, (d. 1945)

1858-01-18

Daniel Williams, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, surgeon (1st open heart operation), (d. 1931)

1860-11-01

Boies Penrose, United States Senator from Pennsylvania (d. 1921)

1867-08-02

Frank Alvord Perret, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American volcanologist renowned for his research at Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli and Kilauea

1883-03-05

Marius Barbeau, University Museum of Pennsylvania

1890-08-27

Man Ray, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American artist and photographe (Dada)

1891-06-28

Carl Spaatz, Boyertown, Pennsylvania, American Air Force general (d. 1974)

1896-06-19

Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, American divorcee and wife of Edward VIII (abdicated)

1898-11-09

Leonard Carmichael, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American Psychologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1953-1964)

1899-09-15

Milton S Eisenhower, Dwight's brother/pres (Pennsylvania State)

1901-12-16

Margaret Mead, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa)

1902-10-25

Henry Steele Commager, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, American historian (Atlas of Civil War)

1903-06-13

Harold "Red" Grange, Forksville Pennsylvania, American "Galloping Ghost" of football (University of Illinois, Chicago Bears)

1907-02-03

James A. Michner, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii)

1908-05-20

Jimmy Stewart [James], Indiana Pennsylvania, American actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life)

1911-01-30

Roy Eldridge, Pitts, Pennsylvania, American jazz trumpeter (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw)

1911-10-24

Nathaniel Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle)

1911-12-09

Broderick Crawford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol)

1912-04-21

Eve Arnold, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, photojournalist (Marilyn Monroe) (d. 2012)

1914-06-12

Bill Kenny, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, singer (The Bill Kenny Show), (d. 2012)

1915-04-07

Billie Holiday, [Eleanora Fagan], Philadelphia Pennsylvania, jazz singer (Lady Sings the Blues)

1915-06-06

Vincent Persichetti, Phila Pennsylvania, composer (Sibyl)

1916-01-18

James Crow, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, geneticist and influential educator (Genetic Theories and Influences: Comments on the Value of Diversity), (d. 2012)

1917-05-28

Papa John Creach, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)

1919-04-06

Paula Kelly, Grove City, Pennsylvania, American big band singer

1920-08-29

Joseph Lesniewski, Erie, Pennsylvania, Easy Company soldier in 101st Airborne, (d. 2012)

1920-11-21

Stan Musial, Donora Pennsylvania, MLB outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ)

1921-11-03

Charles Bronson, Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, actor (Magnificent Seven, Death Wish, Dirty Dozen), (d. 2003)

1921-11-19

Roy Campanella, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Brooklyn Dodger catcher (NL MVP 1951/53/55)

1922-01-17

Nicholas Katzenbach, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lawyer (US Attorney General), (d. 2012)

1922-01-20

Ray Anthony, Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, American orchestra leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)

1923-04-28

William Guarnere, South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American WWII Veteran portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, (d. 2014)

1923-05-17

Peter Mennin[i], Erie Pennsylvania, composer (Moby Dick)

1923-06-15

Erroll Garner, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, American jazz pianist (Misty)

1923-08-30

Elias Victor Seixas, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American tennis player (Wimbeldon and U.S. Open champion)

1924-05-21

Jack Twyman, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, basketball player (Rochester/Cincinnati Royals), (d. 2012)

1926-04-09

Harris Wofford, (Sen-R-Pennsylvania)

1926-10-13

Ray Brown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, American jazz double bassist

1927-09-22

Tom Lasorda [Thomas], Norristown, Pennsylvania, baseball manager (LA Dodgers)

1930-05-08

Alex L. Shigo, Duquesne Pennsylvania, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist known for his study of tree decay and contributions to modern arboricultural practices

1930-07-30

Tony Lip, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, actor (Sopranos, Donnie Brasco, Good Fellas), (d. 2013)

1931-08-01

Lucien E Blackwell, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)

1931-09-29

Joseph M McDade, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963- )

1932-04-21

Elaine May, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American comedienne/writer/actress (New Leaf, Primary Colors)

1932-07-25

Paul Joseph Weitz, Erie Pennsylvania, astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6)

1933-05-07

Johnny Unitas, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, NFL QB (Balt Colts, San Diego); one of the greats

1935-10-18

Peter Boyle, Norristown Pennsylvania, American actor (Joe, Candidate, Everybody Loves Raymond)

1936-08-21

Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, NBA Legend (LA Laker, 5 time MVP)

1936-08-24

William J Coyne, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania, 1981- )

1939-10-12

Carolee Schneemann, Fox Chase Pennsylvania, American performance artist

1939-10-18

Mike Ditka, Carnegie Pennsylvania, NFL coach/tight-end (Bears, Cowboys, NFL rookie year 1961)

1941-10-03

Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American singer-songwriter (The Twist, Limbo Rock)

1942-01-10

Jim Croce, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle) (d. 1973)

1942-04-26

Ken Weimer, The Pennsylvania Miners' Story

1942-06-21

Marg Margolies-Mezvinsky, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)

1942-11-20

Joseph biden Jr, Scranton Pennsylvania, 47th US Vice President

1943-02-06

Fabian [Fabiano Anthony Forte], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American vocalist (Turn Me Loose, Tiger)

1943-02-19

Lou Christie [Lugee Sacco], Glenwillard, Pennsylvania, American singer-songwriter (Lightning Striking Again)

1943-02-25

Sally Jessy Raphael, Easton, Pennsylvania, American TV talk show host (Sally)

1943-02-28

Donnie Iris [Dominic Ierace}, Ellwood City Pennsylvania, rock musician

1943-03-22

George Benson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, American jazz/blues singer/guitarist (Greatest Love of All)

1943-09-23

Marty Schottenheimer, McDonald Pennsylvania, American football coach (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers)

1945-08-26

Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)

1945-09-09

Dee Dee Sharp [Dione Larue], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American R&B singer (I Love You Anyway)

1946-05-18

Reggie Jackson, Wyncote Pennsylvania, "Mr October" baseball rightfielder (Yankees, A's)

1947-06-22

"Pistol" Pete Maravich, Aliquippa Pennsylvania, NBA star (Atlanta Hawks)

1947-07-22

Curt Weldon, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)

1948-10-06

Glenn Branca, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, avant-garde composer and guitarist

1950-07-26

Paul McHale, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)

1950-12-08

Dan Hartman, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, American musician (Edgar Winter Group)

1951-05-04

Gene Greenwood, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)

1951-09-23

Ron Klink, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)

1952-07-21

John Barrasso, [John Anthony Barrasso III], Reading Pennsylvania, American politician, junior senator from Wyoming

1955-08-13

Betsy King, Reading Pennsylvania, LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open)

1956-06-11

Joe Montana, New Eagle Pennsylvania, NFL quarterback (San Francisco 49ers)

1956-07-18

Audrey Landers [Hamburg], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American actress/singer (Dallas, Chorus Line)

1957-03-05

Tim Holden, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)

1957-05-08

Bill Cowher, Crafton Pennsylvania, American football coach

1958-03-10

Sharon Stone, Meadville Pennsylvania, American actress (Basic Instinct, Sliver, Casino)

1958-10-07

Judy Landers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American actress (BJ & the Bear, Madame's Place)

1960-04-13

Bob Casey, Jr., Democratic U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania

1960-9-15

Rider McDowell, The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue

1961-09-15

Dan Marino, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins)

1961-11-29

Kim Delaney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American actress (All My Children, NYPD Blue)

1963-08-01

Coolio [Artis Leon Ivey Jr.], Monessen Pennsylvania, rapper (Gangsta Paradise)

1964-07-19

Gina Procaccio, Drexel Hills Pennsylvania, 5k runner

1969-11-21

Ken Griffey, Jr., Donora, Pennsylvania, American baseball center fielder (Seattle Mariners, MVP 1997)

1970-05-18

Tina Fey, Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, American writer/actress (Saturday Night Live)

1971-04-07

Cara Kendra Bernosky, Miss USA-Pennsylvania (1997)

1972-10-24

Susan Barnett, Miss Pennsylvania USA (1996)

1972-12-13

GiGi Gordon, Butler PA, Miss America-Pennsylvania (1997)

1973-01-25

Scott Milanovich, Butler Pennsylvania, coach and quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

1976-01-24

John Keiter, Hollywood, Pennsylvania

1977-11-09

Patricia Campbell, Pennsylvania, Miss Teen USA (1996-2nd place)

1978-08-23

Kobe Bryant, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, NBA guard (LA Lakers)

1979-09-08

Pink [Alecia Beth Moore], Abington Township Pennsylvania, singer (Get the Party Started, Just Like a Pill)

1980-09-02

Ashley Witmer, Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA (1997)

1981-12-16

A.J. Allmendinger, 2008 NASCAR Pennsylvania 500

1988-01-12

Andrew Lawrence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American actor (Brotherly Love, Recess)

1989-12-13

Taylor Swift, Reading, Pennsylvania, American singer/songwriter (Our Song)

2005-01-20

Avery Phillips, Stockholm, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania - Notable Weddings

Benedict ArnoldApr 8, 1779

Stephen FosterJul 22, 1850

Jim ThorpeOct 14, 1913

Honus WagnerDec 30, 1916

Thurgood MarshallSep 4, 1930

Kenneth PatchenJun 28, 1934

Dan MarinoJan 30, 1985

Tina FeyJun 3, 2001

Pennsylvania - Weddings
Date Event
1779-04-08

US Defector General Benedict Arnold (38) weds Peggy Shippen (18) at Shippen's townhouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1850-07-22

Composer Stephen Foster (24) weds Jane Denny McDowell at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1913-10-14

Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

1916-12-30

MLB player Honus Wagner (42) weds Bessie Baine Smith (26) at St John's Church in Carnegie, Pennsylvania

1930-09-04

Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (21) weds Vivien Burey at First African Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1934-06-28

Novelist Kenneth Patchen (22) weds Miriam Patchen in nearby Sharon, Pennsylvania

1985-01-30

NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania

2001-06-03

Writer and actress Tina Fey (31) weds "Saturday Night Live" composer Jeff Richmond (40) on a Greek Orthodox ceremony at The Merion Tribute House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2005-07-30

Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph (49) weds Pennsylvania Senator Vincent Hughes (48) at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles

2009-07-25

"Buffy The Vampire Slayer" actor Marc Blucas (37) weds journalist Ryan Haddon (38) in Erie, Pennsylvania

2009-09-26

"American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini (30) weds Reina Capodici (27) at a private estate in Doylestown, Pennsylvania

2009-09-29

American Idol's first runner-up Justin Guarini (30) weds Reina Capodici (27) in Doylestown, Pennsylvania

2013-07-08

Model Amber Rose (29) weds rapper Wiz Khalifa (25) in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania - Notable Deaths

William PennJul 30, 1718

John DickinsonFeb 14, 1808

Pennsylvania - Deaths
Date Event
1718-07-30

William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (No cross, no crown), dies at 73

1760-07-13

Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Native Americans (b. 1696)

1808-02-14

John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, dies at 75

1810-01-20

Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania (b. 1722)

1866-05-29

Henry Darwin Rogers, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania), dies at 57

1893-11-22

James Calder, 5th President of the Pennsylvania State University (b. 1826)

1921-12-31

Boies Penrose, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (b. 1860)

2006-09-01

Bob O'Connor, mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (b. 1944)

2006-12-12

Raymond P. Shafer, 38th Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1917)

2008-11-12

Catherine Baker Knoll, 30th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, (b. 1930)


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