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Category: Benjamin Franklin

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Neither Snow nor Rain nor Heat nor Gloom of Night Can Stop the U.S. Postal Service, but Saturdays Soon Will

Following yesterday’s decision to end Saturday mail delivery, find out more about the long history of the U.S. Postal Service.

Benjamin Franklin

7 Newspaper Publishers Who Knew a Good Story When They Saw One

As journalists mourn the death of former New York Times publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger, explore the lives of seven influential media moguls.

Union Fire Company

Roster From Ben Franklin’s Fire Department Found

Benjamin Franklin’s name appears on a newly discovered list of members of the Union Fire Department, which he founded in 1736.

Pennies

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Penny

As Canada eliminates its pennies from circulation, explore surprising facts about the one-cent coin.