Marion Stokes, a Philadelphia woman began taping whatever was on television in 1979 and didn’t stop until her death in 2012. The 71,000 VHS and Betamax tapes she made are the most complete collection preserving this era of TV. They are being digitized by the Internet Archive.
On July 4, 1999, more than 100 people gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia to appear in a photo. All of the people were born on the 4th of July. One born each year from 1900-1999, including a baby for 1999, who was born that morning.
In 1974, three students at Northeast High School in Philadelphia participated in a medical experiment in which for five days they experienced what it was like to be blind.
A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man after she ran out of gas on an interstate in Philadelphia raised more than $60,000 for the good Samaritan. The homeless man walked a few blocks and bought her some with his last $20.
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