10th JUNE ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

June 10th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1752 : Franklin flew kite during thunderstorm : Benjamin Franklin flew a kite during a thunderstorm and collected a charge in a Leyden jar when the kite was struck by lightning on the 10th June 1752, enabling him to demonstrate the electrical nature of lightning. Benjamin Franklin became interested in electricity in the 1740s, during a time when much was still unknown on the topic, and spent almost a decade conducting electrical experiments. He coined a number of terms used today, including battery, conductor and electrician. Benjamin Franklin also invented the lightning rod, used to protect buildings and ships. | & more about history on this day in the video…