Maya Angelou Facts and Oddities

Facts

Full Birth Name: Marguerite Annie Johnson

Born: April 4, 1928

Months lived: 1,033.

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Place born: St. Louis, Missouri

Place raised:
St. Louis, Missouri
Stamps, Arkansas.
Oakland, California

Ancestry: West Africa & unknown

Mother: Vivian Baxter, nurse and croupier

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Historical Hints for Home Comforts

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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Ben Franklin Quotes

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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Benjamin Franklin’s Inventions

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