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A lightning rod (AUS) or lightning conductor (UK) is a metal rod or conductor mounted on top of a building and electrically connected to the ground through a wire, to protect the building in the event of lightning.
field hockey: a game resembling ice hockey that is played on an open field; two opposing teams use curved sticks try to drive a ball into the opponents' net
Hockey is an album by John Zorn featuring his early "game piece" composition of the same name. The album, first released on vinyl on Parachute Records in 1980, (tracks 4-9), and later re-released on CD on Tzadik Records with additional bonus tracks as part of the The Parachute Years Box Set in
Hockey refers to a family of sports in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball, or a puck, into the opponent's goal, using a hockey stick.
Old Post Office Pavilion
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Franklin (1706-1790) was the 15th child in his family and was apprenticed at a young age in his brother's printing house. He left Boston and moved to Philadelphia where he established his own printing business. In 1732, he began compiling and publishing Poor Richard's Almanack, a collection of information and sayings that became an enduring best-seller.
He served as joint deputy postmaster of the colonies from 1753-1774 and made the postal service more efficient and financially stable. (Hence, his statue's placement in front of the Old Post Office building.)
After retiring from his printing business, he became active in colonial politics and served as minister to France. He was one of the five men appointed to draft the Declaration of Independence and was the oldest man to sign that document.
He negotiated commercial and diplomatic treaties with France and helped to negotiate the peace treaty with Britain which ended the Revolutionary War.
Besides his careers as a printer, writer, and diplomat, he was a scientist and inventor. Among his inventions were the Franklin stove and bifocals. His experiments with lightning and electricity led to his invention of the lightning rod. He assisted in founding the academy which is today the University of Pennsylvania.
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near the Benjamin Franklin's grave in Boston.
Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, soldier, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and first fire department in Pennsylvania. He was an early proponent of colonial unity, and as a political writer and activist he supported the idea of an American nation. As a diplomat during the American Revolution he secured the French alliance that helped to make independence of the United States possible.