On this day in 1752, Benjamin Franklin flew a kite during a storm to prove that lightning was a discharge of electricity.  

LITTLE KNOWN HISTORICAL FACT: While Ben was outside flying his kite, his wife yelled out the window, “Why don’t you come inside and try to turn me on for a change!”

Also on this day in 1844, Charles Goodyear received a patent on his process for vulcanizing rubber.  And on the same day in 1966, the producers of “Star Trek” received a patent for vulcanizing Leonard Nimoy.  


Have a great day and I’ll see you back here on Thursday!