In 1901, Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi set up a listening post on Signal Hill and successfully received the first wireless transmission from Europe.
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.
Water Street is the oldest street in North America!
Newfoundland has its own time zone - 1.5 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. This is where the sun first rises in North America.
The island of Newfoundland does not have snakes, skunks, deer, porcupines, or groundhogs.