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.

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

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

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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.

2 comments:

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!