Did you know that Benjamin Franklin was not only an inventor, but a scientist, soldier, politician, postmaster, and author?
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 17, 1706. He lived for 84 years.
Franklin was one of our country's "Founding Fathers". He signed the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Paris and the U.S. Constitution.
He is well known for his experiment with electricity, the kite and key with lightning during a thunderstorm. Franklin invented glasses called bifocals, too. Some of your grandparents may even have or remember his invention called the Franklin stove.
One of his famous writings is Poor Richard's Almanac. It was written years ago and is still published and bought today. In this book, he gives facts about weather, and recipes. He wrote funny sayings and jokes in his works, too.