AMERICAN STATESMAN BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1706

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Benjamin Franklin  was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, and a carriage odometer. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.  

book on elec by ben f.

cartoon by ben
A political cartoon by Franklin urged the colonies to join together during
the French and Indian War.

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