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Benjamin Franklin was born 1706 in Boston Massachusetts
Transcript of Benjamin Franklin was born 1706 in Boston Massachusetts
Benjamin Franklin was born 1706 in Boston Massachusetts. Made the first US lending library and volunteer fire department.He died in 1783
Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston in what was then known as the Massachusetts Bay Colony. His father, Josiah Franklin, a soap and candle maker, had 17 children, seven with first wife, Anne Child, and 10 with second wife Abiah Folger. Benjamin was his 15th child and the last son.
Despite his success at the Boston Latin School, Ben was removed at 10 to work with his father at candle making, but dipping wax and cutting wicks didn’t fire his imagination. Perhaps to dissuade him from going to sea as one of his brothers had done, Josiah apprenticed Ben at 12 to his brother James at his print shop. Ben took to this like a duck to water, despite his brother’s hard treatment.
Ben Franklin is on the 100 dollar bill and made the oven and other cool inventions we still use to day.
Snow Shoe mountain in Pennsilvania were Ben Franklin died.