A patriot, diplomat, author, printer, scientist, and inventor in the eighteenth century; one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an important early researcher in electricity and proposed the modern model of electrical current (see also current). He also demonstrated that lightning was electricity by flying a kite in a thunderstorm and allowing it to be struck by lightning. Franklin used this discovery to invent the lightning rod. He produced other inventions as well, such as bifocal eyeglasses and the efficient Franklin stove. Particularly notable among his writings are The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Poor Richard's Almanack. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and negotiated with France and Britain on behalf of the newly formed government of the United States. Toward the end of his life, he took part in the Constitutional Convention.
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I remember H. Jon Benjamin told me it was a way-too-late apology for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Thanks to that meddling Franklin and the other editors, Jefferson thought his Declaration had been “mangled.”
Like Bush 41 and Shamir, Bill Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu were not exactly soul mates.The Inside Story of U.S. Meddling in Israel’s Elections|Aaron David Miller|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I rest my case with this fact: James Madison, Ben Franklin, and George Washington said so.
Churchill said that meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening a bottle of Champagne—and so is reading The Churchill Factor.
He was the successor of Dr. Franklin as editor, and entered upon the business in 1763.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
As he was a great worker all his life, “Busy,” or “ Benjamin Ceased” would significantly express his death-date.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Franklin, at least, loved Old England, and it might well be maintained that these were the happiest years of his life.
It did not sail that day, or the next either; and as late as the 29th of April Franklin was still hanging about waiting to be off.
Franklin himself was a deliberate man, and at the last moment he decided, for some reason or other, not to take the first packet.