The original capital of the United States

Philadelphia, often called Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863. Since 1854, the city has been coterminous with Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017. Philadelphia is also the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis. The Delaware Valley's population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.

Birthplace of

Henry George, on 2 Sep 1839

Events of Interest

United States Declaration of Independence, Second Continental Congress, adopted, on 4 Jul 1776

Deathplace of

Benjamin Franklin, on 17 Apr 1790
John Marshall, on 6 Jul 1835
Andrea Rich, on 1 Aug 2018

Articles

Is This Really War?, by Sheldon Richman, 16 Jun 2006
Discusses the Haditha killings and argues that U.S. troops in Iraq are acting more as a police force for the new Iraqi regime, which is incompatible with military training
"In 1985, Wilson Goode became the first U.S. mayor to bomb his own city. In an effort to rid a West Philadelphia neighborhood of a ragtag, violent, back-to-nature organization called Move, which had engaged in a shootout with police, Goode ordered explosives dropped on the Move house from a helicopter. The whole block of row houses burned, 61 homes in all. Eleven people were killed, five of them children. Some 250 people lost their homes. ... At least ... [Goode] could claim he was ... using the police to suppress a dangerous group that not only engaged in violence but also lived in an unsanitary way that affected its neighbors."

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Philadelphia" as of 07 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.