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The Dallas Zoo, which opened in 1888, is the oldest zoo in Texas and one of the ten oldest zoos in the U.S.
The world’s first convenience store, 7‑Eleven, opened in 1927 in Dallas. The corporation is still headquartered here today.
Developed in 1931, Highland Park Village Shopping Center was America’s first planned shopping center.
The integrated circuit computer chip (which became the microchip) was invented in Dallas in 1958 by Jack Kilby, an engineer at Texas Instruments.
The Dallas Public Library permanently displays one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, printed on July 4, 1776, and the First Folio of William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories & Tragedies.”
Lamar Hunt, the founder of the American Football League and son of oil tycoon H.L. Hunt, was a noted Dallas resident when he coined the term Super Bowl.’

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