Thought for the Day
“Life’s tragedy is
that we get old too soon
and wise too late.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
Born January 17, 1706 Boston, Massachusetts
Died April 17, 1790 (aged 84) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, soldier, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.