Monday, January 16, 2006

Happy 300th, Ben

Not to take anything away from Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday is today, but I wanted to give you all a heads-up. Tomorrow Benjamin Franklin turns a venerable 300, and it's gonna be big. If you're planning to go out, get reservations - the whole town will be partying.

The only Founder who signed not only the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Paris that ended the War for Independence and the Constitution of the United States, Ben was a notable diplomat. But I love him for his inventions.

Here's an article I wrote on my favorite, the glass harmonica. Listen to the glass harmonica here.

And here's a latter-day namesake:

Little Bitty Ben


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