The island of Newfoundland does not have snakes, skunks, deer, porcupines, or groundhogs.
Water Street is the oldest street in North America!
The majority of the population in St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador descends from both Ireland and England.
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.
In 1901, Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi set up a listening post on Signal Hill and successfully received the first wireless transmission from Europe.