Thursday, January 17, 2008

Benjamin Franklin's birthday

Statesman Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, and is well known as one of the leading founders and important early political figures of the United States. Franklin is also known for his writings and achievements in a wide variety of areas—including his famous experiments with electricity. Among his many accomplishments, from 1775 to 1776, Franklin served as Postmaster General under the Continental Congress.

Check out this cool website for more information about Ben Franklin's life and work and about how our government works (hosted by a cartoon Ben Franklin!).


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