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residential section of NW Philadelphia. Settled by Dutch and Germans in 1683, Germantown became one of the earliest printing and publishing centers in the country. When the British occupied Philadelphia during the American Revolution, the greater part of their army encamped at Germantown. George Washington's forces unsuccessfully attacked the camp on Oct. 4, 1777, in the last important engagement conducted by Washington before he took the army to Valley Forge for the winter. In 1854, Germantown was annexed to Philadelphia. The Howe House and other colonial houses, inns, and churches still stand.
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(145) The Media Bureau responded by denying the Appellant's petition to deny the applications of the four Germantown parties.
"The establishment of a Center of Excellence for API development, scale-up and commercialization in Germantown, coupled with our extensive regulatory expertise greatly strengthens the foundation of our business and allows innovators to execute all parts of API development and manufacturing in one U.S.-based location to support their launch," said Stephan Kutzer, chief executive officer, president and chairman, Alcami.
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When my family moved back to Philadelphia from New York in the early 1970s so my father could be an assistant professor in the sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, it was natural that they would send my brother and me to pre-school at the Germantown Jewish Centre.
Catherine Ann Wilson and John Chandler Arthur were united in marriage on December 29, 2012, at two o'clock in the afternoon at Germantown Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Tennessee.
The $270 Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union announced it has promoted Brittany Hilton to senior marketing associate of the Germantown, Md.-based credit union.
21 October 2013 -- Minneapolis USA-based US Bank (NYSE: USB) and US health insurer UnitedHealthcare said they have joined community leaders development partners and new residents to mark the grand opening of Germantown Village in Dayton Ohio USA.
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The United Church began as The German Congregational Church in Germantown, Clinton.
Everybody's Tree House at Riverdale Park in Germantown, Tenn., is a place for the entire community to experience nature through play.
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