Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
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Though a self-avowed deist, he was deeply influenced by his Puritan upbringing.
Benjamin Franklin 05/26/2017

Benjamin Franklin’s Complicated Faith

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"This Library afforded me the Means of Improvement by constant Study, for which I set apart an Hour or two each Day; and thus repair'd in some Degree the Loss of the Learned Education my Father once intended for me. Reading was the only Amusement I allow'd myself. I spent no time in Taverns, Games, or Frolics of any kind. And my Industry in my Business continu'd as indefatigable as it was...
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This Library afforded me the Means of Improvement by constant Study for
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Images of Franklin later adapted for U.S. currency invite close scrutiny.
Benjamin Franklin 09/11/2016

‘Benjamin Franklin: Portraits by Duplessis’ Review: How We Picture a Founder

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Over 250 years ago, Benjamin Franklin strung together a handful of proverbs about wealth and success in his essay, "The Way to Wealth."
Benjamin Franklin 06/28/2016

7 insights about getting rich buried inside Benjamin Franklin's 250-year-old book on wealth

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Today is 264th anniversary Benjamin Franklin's kite-flying experiment.
Today is 264th anniversary Benjamin Franklin's kiteflying experiment
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On this day in 1752, Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm and collects a charge in a Leyden jar when the kite is struck by lightning, enabling him to demonstrate the electrical nature of lightning. Franklin became interested in electricity in the mid-1740s, a time when much was still unknown on the topic, and spent almost a decade conducting electrical experiments. He coined a...
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On this day in 1752 Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a
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One of Boston’s chief draws on the Freedom Trail, a statue of Benjamin Franklin that’s stood for more than 160 years, has been brought down by wind. Bonnie McGilpin, a spokesperson for Mayor Martin Walsh’s office, said high wind gusts knocked a tent into the statue, and the force caused the bronze B...
Benjamin Franklin 05/22/2016

Boston’s Benjamin Franklin toppled by wind

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On this day in 1774, Benjamin Franklin writes an open letter to Great Britain’s prime minister, Frederick, Lord North, from the Smyrna Coffee House in London. It was published in The Public Advertiser, a British newspaper, on April 15, 1774.

Franklin’s tongue-in-cheek letter suggested that the British impose martial law upon the colonies and appoint a “King’s Viceroy of all North America.”...
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On this day in 1774 Benjamin Franklin writes an open letter to
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Benjamin Franklin died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on this day in 1790 (aged 84).
Benjamin Franklin died in Philadelphia Pennsylvania on this day in 1790 aged 84
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RIP Benjamin Franklin, who died 227 years ago on this day in 1790.
RIP Benjamin Franklin who died 227 years ago on this day in 1790
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“When the well is dry we know the value of water”
―from THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
“When the well is dry we know the value of water”
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Could I — America’s leading squirrel enthusiast — find the famed Mungo’s remains?
Benjamin Franklin 04/14/2017

Benjamin Franklin’s squirrel died in England in 1772 and was buried there

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Convert your writing into poetry. Then, turn it back into prose.
Benjamin Franklin 02/25/2017

Benjamin Franklin wasn’t a natural talent. Here’s how he taught himself to write

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Dedicated to one of the most beloved Founding Fathers of America, the Benjamin Franklin Museum in Independence National Historical Park is full of personal artifacts, computer animations and interactive displays
Benjamin Franklin 02/19/2017

Experience Benjamin Franklin Museum

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Some of the most notable products of Benjamin Franklin's shop included his newspaper the Pennsylvania Gazette and Poor Richard's Almanack, which Franklin started publishing in 1732. But by 1740, Franklin had set his sights on another goal: producing the very first monthly magazine in the Thirteen Co...
Benjamin Franklin 02/18/2017

Bitter Race to Publish America's First Magazine

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The founding father wrote letters in the voice of female pseudonyms throughout his life
Benjamin Franklin 01/21/2017

Benjamin Franklin Was a Middle-Aged Widow Named Silence Dogood (And a Few Other Women)

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BENJAMIN Franklin, revered as scientist, diplomat, inventor, politician and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, was born on January 17, 1706.
Benjamin Franklin 01/18/2017

Top 10 facts about Benjamin Franklin

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On this date in 1856, Samuel Clemens, at barely twenty years of age, gave what was likely the first of the improvised comedic toasts for which he would, as Mark Twain, become widely renowned. The occasion was an impromptu celebration of the sesquicentennial of Benjamin Franklin’s birth...

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On this date in 1856 Samuel Clemens at barely twenty years of

The Best Defense is a Good Offense: False Virtue, Fake News, & Mark Twain’s Birthday Roast of Ben Franklin

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Celebrating the life and work of Benjamin Franklin on the 311th anniversary of his birth.
Celebrating the life and work of Benjamin Franklin on the 311th anniversary of his birth
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Benjamin Franklin's 311th birthday is coming up this month, and Philadelphians will soon be able to celebrate the inventor and statesman's birth with the man himself.
Benjamin Franklin 01/07/2017

Philadelphians can join Ben Franklin for a bar crawl celebrating his 311th birthday

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