After reading the books that interested him, Hippocrates (for whom the Hippocratic oath of medicine is named) supposedly burned down a library, so that his competitors would not have access to the same information.
Full Birth Name: Marguerite Annie Johnson
Born: April 4, 1928
Months lived: 1,033.
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Place born: St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri
Ancestry: West Africa & unknown
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The following was found in a book written in 1858:
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From a book published in 1858:
Hints for Home Comforts:
A short needle makes the most expedition in plain sewing.
A leather strap, with a buckle to fasten, is much more commodious than a cord for a box in general use for short distances; cording and uncording is a nasty job.
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Here are some Ben Franklin quotes. Most of these were first published in Poor Richard’s Almanac, which Franklin produced.
A little neglect may breed great mischief… for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
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Attributed to Ben Franklin:
* Franklin Stove
* Bifocal eyeglasses
* The discovery that lightning is electricity
* First public U.S. library
* First U.S. Post Office
* Poor Richard’s Almanac
* Better street lights
* First pavement in America
* First crop insurance
* First playing cards made in America
* First willow trees planted in America
* First public hospital
* Discovery and charting of ocean currents
* Acquisition of funds to win independence for America
* Invention of artificial fertilizer