History Creator / BenjaminFranklin

28th Jul '16 7:30:11 AM MCanter89
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->''"I think opinions should be judged by their influences and effects; and if a man holds none that tend to make him less virtuous or more vicious, it may be concluded that he holds none that are dangerous, which I hope is the case with me."''

Genius, millionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the [[{{IronMan}} Tony Stark]] of the AmericanRevolution.

'''Benjamin Franklin''' (January 17, 1706[[labelnote:]] [January 6, 1705/6 as he would have known it under the old Julian Calendar still in use during his early life][[/labelnote]] April 17, 1790) was a printer, author, scientist, musician, inventor, diplomat, ladies' man, revolutionary, and one of the coolest and most fascinating people in American history. Managed to make it onto the U.S. hundred dollar bill [[AndZoidberg (and the 50-cent piece from 1948-63)]] without being President. Invented bifocal lenses, the Franklin stove, and the lightning rod, after proving that lightning was just electricity rather than the wrath of an angry god. If you ever take a tour anywhere in Philadelphia's historical district, you will learn that he invented pretty much everything. Even TheInternet. He's probably the most famous person in American history to the rest of the world.

But he was ''not'' a President. And he did not write the Declaration of Independence (although he did edit it). And he didn't found the Ben Franklin dime store chain. As a consolation, he is the only person whose signature appears on all three founding documents of the United States of America the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Paris, and the US Constitution, as well as the treaty allying France with the United States.

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Genius, millionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the [[{{IronMan}} [[IronMan Tony Stark]] of the AmericanRevolution.

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'''Benjamin Franklin''' (January 17, 1706[[labelnote:]] [January 6, 1705/6 as he would have known it under the old Julian Calendar still in use during his early life][[/labelnote]] April 17, 1790) was a printer, author, scientist, musician, inventor, diplomat, ladies' man, revolutionary, and one of the coolest and most fascinating people in American history. Managed to make it onto the U.S. hundred dollar bill [[AndZoidberg (and ([[AndZoidberg and the 50-cent piece from 1948-63)]] 1948 to 1963]]) without being President. Invented bifocal lenses, the Franklin stove, and the lightning rod, after proving that lightning was just electricity rather than the wrath of an angry god. If you ever take a tour anywhere in Philadelphia's historical district, you will learn that he invented pretty much everything. Even TheInternet. He's probably the most famous person in American history to the rest of the world.

But he was ''not'' a President. And he did not write the Declaration of Independence (although he did edit it). And he didn't found the Ben Franklin dime store chain. As a consolation, he is the only person whose signature appears on all three founding documents of the United States of America the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Paris, and the US Constitution, as well as the treaty allying France with the United States.
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* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He was the 15th of his father's 17 children.[[note]] Franklin's father Josiah had two wives, Anne Child (whom he had married in England and died in childbirth in Boston) and Abiah Folger (who was from Nantucket). He had seven children with Anne and ten with Abiah, of whom Benjamin was the eighth; he was also Josiah's tenth and final son.[[/note]]

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* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He was the 15th of his father's 17 children.[[note]] Franklin's father Josiah [[note]]Franklin's father, Josiah, had two wives, wives: Anne Child (whom he had married in England and died in childbirth in Boston) and Abiah Folger (who was from Nantucket). He had seven children with Anne and ten with Abiah, of whom Benjamin was the eighth; he was also Josiah's tenth and final son.[[/note]]



9th May '16 7:04:04 PM DoctorCooper
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* CommonKnowledge: Franklin never ''actually'' tied a key to a kite string in a thunderstorm. He wasn't stupid! Also, while Franklin did suggest the kite experiment, two French experimenters did it a few months before him. Franklin is better remembered because of the then-long travel distance across the Atlantic and because the history of electricity was largely written by English-speakers.
21st Apr '16 1:02:39 AM Eagal
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* EagleLand: Ben is of the type 1 flavor as the patriotic yet humble self-made man.

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* EagleLand: Ben is of the type 1 flavor as the was a patriotic yet humble self-made man.man, reflecting the traditional American ideal.
1st Feb '16 9:38:56 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* IntimidatingRevenueService: He's the one credited with saying, "There are only two certainties in life, death and taxes."
26th Dec '15 4:29:43 PM nombretomado
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* AmericanDream: Often held up as one of its greatest success stories. Though he had family ties, he basically started out with less worth than the currency which bears his image.
21st Dec '15 3:48:10 AM wrestlingdog909
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But he was ''not'' a President. And he did not write the Declaration of Independence (although he did edit it). And he didn't found the Ben Franklin dime store chain. As a consolation, he is the only person whose signature appears on all three founding documents of the United States of America the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Paris, and the US Constitution.

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But he was ''not'' a President. And he did not write the Declaration of Independence (although he did edit it). And he didn't found the Ben Franklin dime store chain. As a consolation, he is the only person whose signature appears on all three founding documents of the United States of America the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Paris, and the US Constitution.Constitution, as well as the treaty allying France with the United States.
5th Oct '15 10:03:25 PM odysseus56
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Genius, millionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Meet the [[{{IronMan}} Tony Stark]] of the AmericanRevolution.

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Genius, millionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Meet Ladies and gentlemen, meet the [[{{IronMan}} Tony Stark]] of the AmericanRevolution.
5th Oct '15 10:02:07 PM odysseus56
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->''"I think opinions should be judged by their influences and effects; and if a man holds none that tend to make him less virtuous or more vicious, it may be concluded that he holds none that are dangerous, which I hope is the case with me."''
5th Oct '15 10:01:15 PM odysseus56
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->''"I think opinions should be judged by their influences and effects; and if a man holds none that tend to make him less virtuous or more vicious, it may be concluded that he holds none that are dangerous, which I hope is the case with me."''

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->''"I think opinions should be judged by their influences and effects; and if a man holds none that tend to make him less virtuous or more vicious, it may be concluded that he holds none that are dangerous, which I hope is
Genius, millionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Meet
the case with me."''
[[{{IronMan}} Tony Stark]] of the AmericanRevolution.
24th Sep '15 12:46:36 AM Eagal
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