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St. John's is the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

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  1. There are more pubs per square foot on George Street in St. John’s than anywhere else in Canada.
  2. The oldest continuous sporting event in North America is the St. John’s regatta held on the first Wednesday of August.
  3. Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless message on Signal Hill on December 12, 1901. The test signal was sent from Poldhu, Cornwall, 3200 kilometers away.
  4. St. John’s is the oldest city in North America. And Water Street is the oldest street in North America.
  5. The first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight took off from St. John’s, Newfoundland and landed in Clifden in the Connemara region of western Ireland. Pilots John Alcock and Arthur Brown won the London Daily Mail prize of £10,000 for their endeavour. The prize was presented by Winston Churchill.

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