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Samuel Bowen Brings Soy to America

Blogger’s new behind-the-scenes design shows me the number of hits on each Boston 1775 posting, and the most viewed of last month by far was “Benjamin Franklin Discovers Tofu for America.” Its numbers are edging up to 1,000 views, far ahead of the next most popular.Unfortunately, that posting contained an error. I repeated the Franklin tercentenary website’s claim that Benjamin Franklin’s 1770 letter to John Bartram was the first record of someone supplying soy beans to America.
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“Good Morning America” Posts Best Total Viewer and Demo Numbers in Two Months

Media / Television Industry : TV by the Numbers (4 years ago)

via press release: “GMA” Posts The Most Week-to-Week Growth Among Adult 25-54 of the Three Morning Broadcasts – ABC Program Also Posts Best Total Viewer and Demo Numbers in Two Months “GMA” Cuts the Total Viewing Gap with NBC by 11%... Read Post

Benjamin Franklin: Lefty or Righty?

History / US History : Boston 1775 (5 years ago)

Back at this posting, a long-time Boston 1775 reader asked whether Benjamin Franklin was left-handed, as portrayed (by Howard Da Silva) in the movie 1776 and as stated on many websites.In the book Right Hand, Left Hand, Chris McManu... Read Post

Benjamin Franklin Discovers Tofu for America

History / US History : Boston 1775 (2 years ago)

I’ve previously written about Benjamin Franklin’s experiment with vegetarianism while he was a bothersome teenager in Boston. Now comes word from Ben Franklin 300 (via Robin Shreeves at the Mother Nature Network) that Franklin is th... Read Post


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