The First American Knocked Down

 

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. – Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin, known by his contemporaries as “The First American” toppled over Monday. On May 16th, Boston’s first and oldest portrait statue was blown over by a wind gust for the first time since it was first erected 160 years ago. This took place 49 days before July 4th, 2016, 50 days inclusive. 

Franklin was a renaissance man in every sense of the word, inventing devices that would transform the world before the age social justice warriors begin their careers as a protester.

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