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William Penn (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was an early advocate of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Indians. Under his direction, the city of Philadelphia was planned and developed. In 1681, King Charles II handed over a large piece of his American land holdings to William Penn to satisfy a debt the king owed to Penn's father. This land included present-day Pennsylvania and Delaware. Penn immediately sailed to America and his...

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William Penn University hosting Arrive Alive demonstration ...
UNITE's Arrive Alive® Tour 2014 Program to Educate on. Dangers of Texting While Driving and Drunken Driving. *All media outlets are encouraged to attend*. William Penn University is offering a distracted and drunken driving education ...
Author: Trudy Barker  (16 Sep 2014)

Division to offer 10 free programs during October 2014 ...
On Saturday, Oct. 25, between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., the New Castle Court House Museum, located at 211 Delaware St. in New Castle, will present “William Penn Day,” a day-long series of activities commemorating Penn's Oct. 27, 1682 ...
Author: by Jim Yurasek  (15 Sep 2014)

Philebrity.com » Blog Archive » Two Things Called “Billy ...
Oh great, because Quakers need yet another group appropriating one of our own. The Quaker Oats man and Penn football team aren't enough. William Penn isn't even tapped for his theological writings, the landmark court case that changed ...
Author: Joey Sweeney  (15 Sep 2014)

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