Benjamin Franklin had a total of 16 siblings, seven of which were half siblings from his father's first marriage. His father, Josiah Franklin, had 17 children in total.Know More
Josiah Franklin married Anne Child in 1677. The couple had three children, Elizabeth, Samuel and Hannah, in England. After moving to Boston, they had four more children, Josiah Jr., Ann, Joseph (I) and Joseph (II). The first Joseph died soon after birth, and the next child was named for him.
Anne Child died in 1689, and Josiah soon married Abiah Folger. The couple then had 10 children: John (1690), Peter (1692), Mary (1694), James (1697), Sarah (1699), Ebenezer (1701), Thomas (1703), Benjamin (1706), Lydia (1708) and Jane (1712), the eighth of which was Benjamin Franklin.Learn More
Elizabeth Cochrane titled the reports of her 1889 trip around the world "Around the World in Seventy-Two Days." Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days" inspired the journalist to embark on the journey.Full Answer >
The Watts Riots helped strengthen the cooperative bond between Martin Luther King Jr. and Lyndon B. Johnson. The cooperation between the two men eventually lead further civil rights legislation. The riots also helped public officials understand the growing effects of the socio-economic divide between African Americans and Caucasians.Full Answer >
The Spanish-American War only lasted 100 days, cost the United States almost nothing in terms of casualties and brought the country significant gains in territory, turning the former set of colonies into an empire of her own and prompting Secretary of State John Hay to write to Theodore Roosevelt that the conflict was "a splendid little war, begun with the highest motives... favored by that Fortune which loves the brave."Full Answer >
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was famous for leading the Civil Rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s in the United States. He advocated for African-Americans, women and veterans through non-violent means, including marches, sit-ins, public speeches and boycotts. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968.Full Answer >