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National Fly A Kite Day

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National Fly A Kite Day
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Fly a Kite Day on June 15 is all about honoring the anniversary of the famous kite experiment conducted by Benjamin Franklin in 1752. Benjamin Franklin had always believed that nature had its own special form of electricity by the name of lightening. On a stormy night in June of 1752, with the skies flashing with lightening, Ben set off to prove his belief was true. Using a child's kite and tying a metal key to it, he proved his theory that lightening is actually a stream of electrically charged air.

We have Ben Franklin to thank for a great deal of the terms used to talk about electricity today such as: conductor, battery, charge etc.

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