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. 

12 comments:

Imogen said...

I actually did wonder after hearing the name so often

Bob Bushell said...

Great.

Margaret D said...

That's interesting to know..

Manzanita said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Another new thing learned on your blog.

Pat Hatt said...

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

Christine said...

Interesting.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Pretty snazzy outfit there, Bill!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I knew that one

bj said...

Such interesting facts...

Caro * said...

Interesting fact.

stephen Hayes said...

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