Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard Almanack Published Today

19 Dec 2020  Sat

Benjamin Franklin’s greatest business accomplishment was published on 19th December 1732. Franklin published his first Almanac, under the pseudonym of Richard Saunders. The Almanack was published for the year 1733 and was published once a year for the next 25 years.

The Almanac has content like Calendar, weather, poems, thoughts, and astronomical and astrological information that a typical Almanack of the period would contain. The success of the Almanac was due to Franklin’s ability to adopt bits and pieces of past calendars with his skills and wit. This commemorative stamp issued by the United States of America in the year 2006 to commemorate Benjamin's work on Poor Richard Almanack.

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