Saturday, January 17, 2009
January 17: Franklin's Family Tree (Vol. 1, pp. 5-15)
On this day in 1706, ol' Ben entered the world. To mark the occasion, here's more from his "Autobiography," where he delves into the Franklin family tree and gets into the details of his youth as one of 10 children in his family. He also describes how his love of books steered him toward his first trade — printer.