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1. Saint Petersburg is known to be the largest city in Tampa Bay.
2. John C. Williams founded the city in 1888.
3. Peter Demens named the city after the name of area Saint Petersburg located in Russia.
4. As a town, Saint Petersburg was incorporated on February 29, 1892.
5. As a city, Saint Petersburg was re-incorporated on June 6, 1903.
6. Saint Petersburg is nicknamed as St. Pete, Florida's Sunshine City.
7. The city made an unprecedented record for witnessing the most consecutive days of sunshine.
8. "St. Petersburg Times" is known to be the first major newspaper published in Tampa Bay in 1884.
9. "Pier Hotel" and "The Heritage Hotel" are believed to be the oldest hotels running in the city built in 1921 and 1926 respectively.
10. City's first electrical service was started by Philadelphia publisher F. A. Davis in 1897. He is also the brain behind city's first trolley service which started in 1904.
11. In 1899, Saint Petersburg received its first major industry when Henry W. Hibbs established wholesale fish business.
12. " St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line" is believed to be city's first scheduled commercial airline flight, and Tony Jannus is known to be its first pilot who flown a Benoist XIV flying boat.
13. On December 1, 1915, the city witnessed the opening of first library with the name of Mirror Lake Library.
14. Morean Arts Center is famed as the oldest arts organization nestled in Tampa Bay which opened its doors in 1917.
15. "American Stage Theater Company" is believed to be the first non-profit theater company nestled in Tampa Bay. It became one of five original theaters nestled in United States pioneering the Small Professional Theater contract. It has been once awarded as the Best Thereat Company by Tampa Bay Magazine, Best Theater Company by The Weekly Planet, and Neighborhood Builder Award by the Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative. In 2012, it won Watermark’s Wave Award for Variety and Excellence as city's local performing arts venues, PARC Community Service Award, Top Apple Award for its continued partnership with local schools.