The first thing I see in my hotel room is Waddles, our class mascot! Who knew he was meeting me in Philadelphia? Other firsts special to the city are:
- It was the home of America’s first zoo.
- The first daily paper, The Philadelphia Packet and Daily Advertiser, started here in 1784.
- It was the home to the first hospital.
- Philadelphia was also home to the first medical school.
The link below lists even more things you didn’t know about Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.