January 17: NOW AND BEN: THE MODERN INVENTIONS OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Benjamin Franklin, founding father, inventor
January 17 1706- April 17, 1790
Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta (Henry Holt and Co., 2006).
book focuses on the modern conveniences resulting from Ben Franklin’s
past work and brings the ingeniousness of the innovations to life. It
introduces readers to some of the more obscure inventions like
Benjamin’s glass armonica (musical instrument).
Click HERE to learn the story about Ben’s true birthday.