Happy Birthday Sir Benjamin Franklin!

Benjamin Franklin
1706-1790

We can thank Ben Franklin for the invention of the Franklin Stove, Lightning Rod, Armonica, Bi-Focals, Poor Richards Almanack, etc.

He was the First Postmaster General, started the First Police Force and Fire Department (Philadelphia) and the First U.S. Library.  He even had time to play several musical instruments, including the violin, harp, and guitar.   And if that wasn’t enough, he was a drafter and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

I am compelled each year to honor and salute this man on Franklin’s birthday.  If you get a chance to enlarge the Declaration of Independence, and only have a minute, just go to the bottom and check out the rock and roll stars that signed this illustrious document.

Ben Franklin, Inventions Ben Franklin

 

Mr. Ben Franklin Inventions

The Armonica

Armonica

Click on the Armonica to listen and play it virtually

 

Franklin was a great writer with a great sense of humor. He created and published “Poor Richards Almanack.” Almanacks were very popular books in colonial America, with people in the colonies using them for the mixture of seasonal weather forecasts, practical household hints, puzzles, and other amusements they offered.

Poor Richard's Almanac

Bi-Focals

Bifocals

 

View Ben Franklin Video on Biography Channel

Ben Franklin Bio Video

 

List of inventions - Ben Franklin
Click to read Ben Franklin’s autobiograhpy online

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