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Franklin flies a kite during thunderstorm

Franklin flies a kite during thunderstorm
  • Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston, to a candle and soap maker named Josiah Franklin, who fathered 17 children, and his wife Abiah Folger.
  • Franklin’s formal education ended at age 10 and he went to work as an apprentice to his brother James, a printer.
  • On 10 June 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.
  • Franklin became interested in electricity in the mid-1740s, a time when much was still unknown on the topic, and spent almost a decade conducting electrical experiments.
  • He coined a number of terms used today, including battery, conductor and electrician.
  • He also invented the lightning rod, used to protect buildings and ships.
  • Franklin died at age 84 on April 17, 1790, in Philadelphia. 



Related Question:-

Q.1 When Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during thunderstorm?
A. 2 June 1788
B. 10 June 1752
C. 5 June 1873
D. 3 June 1772
Ans: 10 June 1752
Q.2 When Benjanim Franklin was born ?
A. 17 January 1706
B. 10 June 1752
C. 6 January 1705
D. 17 April 1790
Ans: 17 January 1706

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