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5 Fun Facts About March 3 In Pennsylvania History

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1. The state legislature met for the first time in Harrisburg on March 3, 1812. Prior to that, the legislature had met in various cities throughout Pennsylvania but decided to establish Harrisburg as the permanent capital.

2. On March 3, 1887, the Pennsylvania State University was founded as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania. It wasn't until 1953 that the school became known as Penn State University.

3. One of Pennsylvania's most notorious politicians, former Mayor of Philadelphia Frank Rizzo, was born on March 3, 1920. Rizzo served as Philadelphia's mayor from 1972 to 1980 and was known for his controversial tactics and tough stance on crime.

4. The world-renowned Hershey Company was founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on March 3, 1894. The company was originally named the Hershey Chocolate Company and was dedicated to producing high-quality chocolate for the American public.

5. On March 3, 1931, the world's first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey, just across the river from Philadelphia. Drive-in theaters quickly became a popular entertainment option across Pennsylvania and the United States, with many still in operation today as a nostalgic reminder of a bygone era.
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