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Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Chronology

View Resource The Electric Ben Franklin

With a number of new biographies out about the life of the truly prolific Benjamin Franklin, it is clear that he remains very much in the public eye over two hundred years since his passing in 1790. This fine site, developed by the Independence Hall Association, brings together a number of interactive and visually stimulating features that will be particularly appreciated by young persons getting...
View Resource Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words

As America’s first proverbial ambassador of goodwill and intelligence, Benjamin Franklin is a fascinating and immediately engaging individual, even three hundred years after his birth in Boston. Drawing on their prodigious collections, the Library of Congress has created this very nice online collection designed to pay homage to Franklin the printer, writer, inventor, scientist, and so on....
View Resource The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary

In his writings, Benjamin Franklin once observed, “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.” Franklin certainly followed this sage advice, as people continue to read his works and replicate some of his experiments (and adventures) across the globe. 2006 happens to mark the three-hundredth anniversary of his...