St. John’s is the oldest city in North America. And Water Street is the oldest street in North America.
99% of the world’s critically endangered Boreal Felt Lichen is in Newfoundland.
St. John’s is the capital of Newfoundland. It was incorporated as a city in 1921.
Newfoundland was its own country up until 1949, when it joined Confederation with Canada.
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.