This Day in History... Ben Franklin flies a kite

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

On this day in 1752, Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm and collects a charge in a Leyden jar when the kite is struck by lightning, enabling him to demonstrate the electrical nature of lightning.

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Mommyof2girlz said...

Stopping in from the Comment Challenge to say hello :)

Equidae said...

interesting to know these things, passing from the comment challenge and thanks for commenting yourself

Clemencia said...

wow! thanks so much for sharing :)

Kekibird said...

Oh cool! I'm a geek for history. And Ben Franklin fascinates me. Loved teaching about his role in early America when I was a teacher.

Thanks for sharing!

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