The United States has many compelling facts that are wildly fascinating, while others will shake you to the core. One might think that they are knowledgeable about the country’s historical information, but this list might prove you wrong. Below are a few things you didn’t know about the United States.
The First Dollar Had A Different Face
We all know that all the legal dollar bills have the founding fathers face, who was also the United States’ first president. However, the first dollar did not have George Washington’s face. The first US banknote was issued in 1862 during the civil war. The note had the face of salmon P, the secretary of the treasury, and the banknotes’ designer.
The First American University Was Harvard
Havard University is the first and oldest University founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1636. It’s also the world’s most prominent University, ranked at number three in the global QS ranking.
The Empire States Building Unique Zip Code
The zip code 10188 was assigned to the Empire State Building in 1980. The building was also declared a landmark in early 1981 by the landmark Preservation Commission of New York City. Two years later, the building was listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.
New York Is the Most Densely Populated
Over 8.5 million residents live in The City of New York. This is a high population, considering New York measures a little over 300 square miles. Compared to other cities, New York is home to approximately 3.5 million more people than the second populated city in the United States.