Fun Fact: Benjamin Franklin’s Gift to Boston and Philadelphia

Benjamin Franklin left a small fortune to both Boston and Philadelphia to help the young people of those cities. To be more precise, the young people in 200 years time. The money had grown to several million dollars by the time it could be withdrawn.

(Not So) Fun Fact: Benjamin Franklin Was a Terrible Husband

Ben Franklin spent many years in Europe way before his role as Minister to Sweden, and Minister to France. His wife Deborah Read Franklin was afraid of ocean travel, so she chose to remain in America. She claimed her illness was due to his absence. She died of a stroke in 1774 while Franklin wasContinue reading “(Not So) Fun Fact: Benjamin Franklin Was a Terrible Husband”