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Benjamin Franklin's life exemplified what Americans can accomplish

On Saturday, January 17, 1706, an event occurred which one day would lead to an electrifying spectacular, daylight savings time and the United States Post Office.
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"This gave me occasion to observe, that when Men are employ'd they are best contented. For on the Days they work'd they were good-natur'd and chearful; and with the consciousness of having done a good Days work they spent the Evenings jolli ly; but on the idle Days they were mutinous and quarrelsome, finding fault with their Pork, the Bread, etc. and in continual ill-humour." – Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, 1771