In 1919 a British aircraft departed from Lester's Field, in what is now the west central part of the city, and landed in Clifden, Ireland, less than 17 hours later, marking the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
Newfoundland has its own time zone - 1.5 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. This is where the sun first rises in North America.
Newfoundland is home to some of the world's largest and most accessible seabird colonies in North America.
The majority of the population in St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador descends from both Ireland and England.
There are more than 29 varieties of marine mammals in the water surrounding the island of Newfoundland.