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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin labored constantly to improve his mind and ctexacter. He taught hiiaself to read French, Danish, Italian, and Latin. He was a leader in many movements for the benefit of his community. In the midst of his oariy activities he always found time for the study of sciences. He efeveloped a theory about the identity of lightning and electricity, and be devised a method to test his theory. In 1752, he attached a key to a kite string during a thunderstorm. When electric sparks came from the key, he had his proof that lightning was an electrical disclBrge.

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