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What Happened on January 17, 1706

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Person of interestBenjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin, US Founding Father, inventor, ambassador and writer (Poor Richards Almanac), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1790)

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

1706 Highlights

About January 17, 1706

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 315 years and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn