Pittsburgh Fun Facts
There were about 1,718 foreclosures in Pittsburgh in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The many local peculiarities have prompted the New York Times to describe Pittsburgh as, "the Galapagos Islands of American dialect"\.
There were about 36,684 mortgages in Pittsburgh in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Sample list of newspapers published in Pittsburgh:
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Pittsburgh Business Times
- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
- Pittsburgh Press
- Pittsburgh City Paper
- The Pitt News
- Pittsburgh Catholic
- The Duquesne Duke
- The Tartan
- Pittsburgh Dispatch
- The Globe
Pittsburgh's geo-coordinates are 40.4417° N, 80° W.
Pittsburgh is located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States of America.
Pittsburgh was ranked the 4th best city for working mothers by Forbes in 2010 and the city was ranked as one of the best for entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur.
The pittsburgh was established on April 1, 1954, and was the first community-sponsored television station and the fifth public station in the United States.
Sample list of famous events happened in Pittsburgh:
- Braddock Expedition
- Battle of Fort Duquesne
- Lewis and Clark Expedition
- Battle of the Monongahela
- NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
- Pittsburgh Police Officer Shootings
- NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament- East Regional First Round
- Pittsburgh police shootings
- Nebula Awards
- Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival
Robert Morris University fields a Division I college hockey team at the Island Sports Center, and like 100 years ago, Pittsburgh is again a hotbed for semi-pro and amateur teams such as the top 50 ranked Junior Penguins, Predators and Viper Stars with the Hornets a top 20 team for the last 7 years.
By the 1840s, Pittsburgh was one of the largest cities west of the Allegheny Mountains, before the Great Fire of Pittsburgh destroyed over a thousand buildings in 1845.
Pittsburgh's official website is http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/
Population of Pittsburgh was 307,484 in the year 2011.
The Government of Pittsburgh is composed of the Mayor of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh City Council, and various boards and commissions.
Sample list of people who were the mayor of Pittsburgh:
- Bill Peduto ( Current Mayor, from 06 Jan 2014 )
- Luke Ravenstahl ( Mayor, from 01 Sep 2006 to 06 Jan 2014 )
- John Darragh ( Mayor, from 1817 to 1825 )
The unemployment rate of Pittsburgh was 5.51% in the year 2008.
In 2005, 2009 and 2011, Pittsburgh was named most livable city in the United States and in those years, between the 26th and 29th most livable city worldwide by The Economist.
List of Pittsburgh's nicknames:
- Iron City
List of sports teams from Pittsburgh:
- Pittsburgh Pirates ( Baseball )
- Pittsburgh Steelers ( American football )
- Pittsburgh Penguins ( Ice Hockey )
- Pittsburgh Hornets
- Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball ( Basketball )
- Pittsburgh Pirates
Sample list of tourist attractions in Pittsburgh:
- Sandcastle Waterpark
- Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
- Heinz History Center
- Mount Washington
- National Aviary
- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
- Carnegie Museum of Art
- The Andy Warhol Museum
- Carnegie Science Center
Sample list of famous people who were born in Pittsburgh:
- Keith Donohue ( Writer, Novelist, Bureaucrat and Speechwriter )
- Bob Filner ( Politician )
- Melissa Hart ( Lawyer and Politician )
- Herschell Gordon Lewis ( Copywriter, Film Score Composer, Cinematographer, Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor and Advertising Executive )
- Sam Jenkins ( Actor, Model and Presenter )
- Irving Pichel ( Film Director and Actor )
- Adolphe Menjou ( Actor and Radio personality )
- William Powell ( Actor )
- Scott Glenn ( Actor and Soldier )
- Bill Nunn ( Actor )
- Judith McConnell ( Actor )
- Zachary Quinto ( Actor, Film Producer and Voice Actor )
- Stephanie D'Abruzzo ( Actor, Singer and Puppeteer )
- Tom Savini ( Film Director, Actor, Stunt Performer, Makeup Artist, Photographer, Author, Special Effects Artist, Television Director and Film Producer )
- Chip Esten ( Comedian, Actor and Singer )
- Martha Grimes ( Writer and Novelist )
- Camden Toy ( Actor, Film Editor and Screenwriter )
- F. Murray Abraham ( Actor )
- Edith S. Sampson ( Lawyer, Politician and Judge )
- Jamie Zawinski ( Programmer and Businessperson )
- Andy Warhol ( Artist, Film Director, Cinematographer, Actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Illustrator, Sculptor, Printmaker, Painter, Photographer and Author )
- Julie Benz ( Actor, Figure Skater and Presenter )
- Bill Cullen ( Game Show Host, Radio personality and Actor )
- James Irwin ( Astronaut )
- Terry Hart ( Pilot and Astronaut )
- Stephen Frick ( Aerospace Engineer, Engineer and Astronaut )
- Michael Fincke ( Flight test engineer, Engineer, Astronaut and Flight engineer )
- Dennis Miller ( Comedian, Actor, Television producer, Commentator, Screenwriter, Radio personality, Sports commentator and Presenter )
- Jeffrey Skilling
- Nancy Cameron ( Nude Glamour Model )
- Linda Gamble ( Nude Glamour Model )
- Debbie Davis ( Nude Glamour Model )
- Lynn Karrol ( Nude Glamour Model )
- Bill Alexander
- Paul Cameron ( Psychologist )
- Stewart O'Nan ( Novelist and Author )
- Matt Schaub ( American football player )
- Bob Lansberry
- Jimm Needle
- Nancy Zapolski
- David O. Selznick ( Screenwriter, Film Producer and Film Director )
- Eric Dash
- Michael Hayden ( Military Officer )
- Francis J. Herron
- William D. Morgan
- Robert Semple
- Louis Gedeon
- William R. Prom
- Alan Perlis ( Computer Scientist )
- Marvell Wynne
Sample list of films shot in Pittsburgh:
- Hoffa ( starring Armand Assante as Carol D'Allesandro, John P. Ryan as Red Bennett, Karen Young as Young Woman at RTA )
- Kingpin ( starring Woody Harrelson as Roy Munson, Randy Quaid as Ishmael Boorg, Bill Murray as Ernie McCracken )
- The Stand ( starring Molly Ringwald as Frannie Goldsmith, Gary Sinise as Stu Redman, Rob Lowe as Nick Andros )
- Smart People ( starring Dennis Quaid as Lawrence Wetherhold, Ashton Holmes as James Wetherhold, Ellen Page as Vanessa Wetherhold )
There were 152,950 addresses in Pittsburgh in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Pittsburgh is home to many colleges, universities and research facilities, the most well-known of which are Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Duquesne University.
The campuses of Carlow, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Pittsburgh are located adjacent to each other in the Oakland neighborhood that is the city's traditional cultural center.
Prior to the American Civil War, Pittsburgh was strongly abolitionist and was selected as the birthplace of the national Republican Party, when the party held its first convention in February 1856.
There were 143,752 households in Pittsburgh in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
List of airports near Pittsburgh:
- Allegheny County Airport
- Pittsburgh International Airport
Pittsburgh is about 151.00 square kilometers with a population of 307,484 in the year 2011.
Pittsburgh is in the Eastern Time Zone.
Pittsburgh was incorporated as a township in 1771 and as a borough on April 22, 1794 with the following Act: "Be it enacted by the Pennsylvania State Senate and Pennsylvania House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania...by the authority of the same, that the said town of Pittsburgh shall be...erected into a borough, which shall be called the borough of Pittsburgh for ever.".
The survey's primary author, David Savageau, has noted that Pittsburgh is the only city to finish in the top 20 of every edition.
Sample list of books written and focused on Pittsburgh:
- "American Rust"
- "Architectural Record/Oct 2012"
The warmest month of the year in Pittsburgh is July, with a 24-hour average of 72.6 °F (22.6 °C).
The Pittsburgh Penguins announced a state of the art training facility with UPMC in 2012.
Pittsburgh was named in 1758 by General John Forbes in honor of British statesman William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham.
The pittsburgh is packed with theaters and arts venues, and is seeing a growing residential segment.
Pittsburgh launched the nation's first high school all-star game in 1965.
Thursday August 21, 2014