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Today marks the birthday of Benjamin Franklin, a true Renaissance man. After beginning a career in printing, he went on to become a revered scientist, inventor, statesman, author, politician and more. He tried his hand at everything from founding a country to designing a new glass armonica, including the invention of bifocals, and the lightning rod. Happy birthday, Ben!


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  1. Phillip Torrone says:

    he was a maker’s maker – not a president and he’s the one on the $100 bill, love it.

    1. Simon says:

      And he’d be a sad, sad man if he read that story higher up about the kid and his science project at school and saw what America has become.