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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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Aug 19

Happy National Aviation Day!

Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first flight, December 17, 1903, at Kittyhawk, North Carolina (they flew at an altitude of 10 feet, and a distance of 120 feet). U.S. Air Force photo. Wilbur and Orville Wright aka the Wright Brothers invented … Read More

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Aug 16

Wilbur Wright’s Birthday

Wilbur and Orville Wright aka the Wright Brothers invented and flew the first airplane. Wilbur Wright was born on August 16, 1867, and his brother Orville was born on August 19, 1871. Read their bios at http://www.famoushomeschoolers.net/bio_wrightbros.html The sons of … Read More

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