Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fact of the Day: William Town

 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is named after former Primer Minister of the United Kingdom William Pitt. He most notably led Britain in the Seven Years War against France. The war was a victory for Britain, and gave the British control over Canada. 

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  1. I actually did wonder after hearing the name so often

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  2. Good information. uummm .... Burgh must mean village so it's Mr. Pitt's village. Yay

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  3. So that's why we didn't end up all french

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  4. I guess having this "New World" city named after him was considered quite an honor.

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