“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.” – Dr. Benjamin Franklin.
In celebration of Dr. Benjamin Franklin’s birthday, here are 10 quick facts about one of our greatest Founding Fathers:
January 17, 1706: born in Boston, Massachusetts.
1723: Ran away from home to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1728: Opened his printing press in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1732-1758: Published Poor Richard: An Almanack.
1737: Appointed as Postmaster of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1752: Performed the famous kite experiment.
1776: Became a Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
1778: Negotiated and signed the Treaty of Alliance with France.
1782: Negotiated with John Jay and John Adams the Treaty of Peace with Great Britain.
April 17, 1790: Died at age 84 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.