Category Archives: 900 Geography & History

Jan 17

Ben Franklin: An American Renaissance Man

Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. Franklin was the quintessential American, and the classic example of a self-made man. He strived to constantly improve himself and to accomplish his ambitions. Despite being born into a poor … Read More

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Dec 27

Poor Richard’s Almanack

Benjamin Franklin (using the pseudonym Richard Saunders) began publishing Poor Richard’s Almanack on December 28, 1732. Poor Richard’s Almanack included a calendar, weather, agricultural predictions, charts of the moon’s phases, practical household hints, poems, proverbs, puzzles, and the occasional mathematical … Read More

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