List of Firsts for U.S. Cities

A list of firsts in various U.S. cities.
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Famous firstCityDate
AmbulanceCincinnati, Ohioprior to 1865
AquariumChicago, Ill.1893
Automobile service stationPittsburgh, Pa.Dec. 1, 1913
Baseball stadiumPittsburgh, Pa.June 30, 1909
CathedralBaltimore, Md.1851
ComputerPhiladelphia, Pa.1946
Daily newspaperPhiladelphia, Pa.Sept. 21, 1784
Department storeSalt Lake City, Utah1868
Electric companyNew York, N.Y.Oct. 15, 1878
ElevatorNew York, N.Y.1850
HospitalPhiladelphia, Pa.Feb. 11, 1752
Motion picture theaterLos Angeles, Calif.April 2, 1902
Opera houseSan Francisco, Calif.Oct. 15, 1932
Parking meterOklahoma City,  Okla.July 16, 1935
Public museumCharleston, S.C.Jan. 12, 1773
Railroad stationBaltimore, Md.1830
Revolving restaurantSeattle, Wash.May 22, 1961
SkyscraperChicago, Ill.1885
SubwayBoston, Mass.Sept. 1, 1897
Traffic lightCleveland, OhioAug. 5, 1914
Zoological gardenPhiladelphia, Pa.July 1, 1874
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