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Benjamin Franklin’s Inventions

Attributed to Ben Franklin:

* Franklin Stove

* Bifocal eyeglasses

* The discovery that lightning is electricity

* First public U.S. library

* First U.S. Post Office

* Poor Richard’s Almanac

* Better street lights

* First pavement in America

* First crop insurance

* First playing cards made in America

* First willow trees planted in America

* First public hospital

* Discovery and charting of ocean currents

* Acquisition of funds to win independence for America

* Invention of artificial fertilizer



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