Thursday, May 17, 2007

More Pittsburgh Firsts

First Retractable Dome ~ September 1961~Pittsburgh's Civic Arena boasts the world's first auditorium with a retractable roof.


First U.S. Radio Station ~November 2, 1920 ~ KDKA Radio, Pittsburgh Pa.


First Banana Split ~ 1904 ~ invented by Dr. David Strickler, a pharmacist, at Strickler's Drug Store in Latrobe, Pa.


Daylight Savings Time ~ March 18, 1919 ~ A Pittsburgh city councilman during the first World War, Robert Garland devised the nation's first daylight savings plan, instituted in 1918.


Myrna said...

Banana split! Now that is something worth celebrating! Yummmm!

Zoey said...

Hmmm, I didn't know that daylight savings time was that old!