Famous People Who Have Lived in Philadelphia:
Benjamin Franklin, William Penn, Betsy Ross, Alexander Haig, Tina Fey, Kevin Bacon,
M. Night Shyamalan, John Barrymore, Adam Carolla, Bill Cosby, W.C. Fields, Richard
Gere, Seth Green, Bob Saget, Will Smith, Teller, Grace Kelly, Frankie Avalon, Joan
Jett, Chubby Checker, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Pink, Noam Chomsky, Joe Frazier,
and Sonny Liston
Philadelphia History – Important Notes:
Benjamin Franklin founded the first fire department in Philadelphia.
Root Beer was introduced by Charles Hires at the Centennial Exposition in 1876.
Philadelphia is home to the famous Liberty Bell, although it was briefly taken to
Allentown to secure it from British soldiers during the American Revolution.
Recently, Philadelphia was recognized for being a Solar America City