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Happy Birthday Ben

January 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Ben Franklin‘s birthday is January 17. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was a signer of both the American Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, the first American Ambassador to France, and a scientist, inventor, writer, author, and printer.

His Poor Richard’s Almanac was a best seller during its publication (1732 – 1758) and stands to this day as an icon of American literary invention. He used the Almanac as a vehicle for many well known sayings. Among the most famous:

Well done is better than well said.

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