January 17, 2005


I'd wish Martin Luther King, Jr. a happy birthday, but it's not his birthday.

It is, however, Ben Franklin's birthday. He was the oldest signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, being born in 1706. He is also the only Founding Father to sign the Declaration, Constitution, and Treaty of Paris. So happy birthday, Benjamin!

Posted by Jennifer at January 17, 2005 01:00 PM


"Martin Luther King jr. day" (2/17) is not about his birthday. Its a day of rememberance for the man.

Posted by: daniel at January 18, 2005 09:45 AM

It's not his birthday. This is a birthday post, not a MLK Day post.

Posted by: Jennifer at January 18, 2005 11:15 AM

Old Ben is one of my favorite people from that era of history, one whom I respect the most.

He was a bit of a rake in his older days...

I find that pleasantly amusing as well.

Posted by: Jack at January 18, 2005 12:22 PM