Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Today (January 17th) is Ben Franklin’s Birthday – Be Sure to Visit BenFranklinToday.com and Share Your Birthday Wishes on ‘Ben Franklin Today’ on Facebook

Philadelphia, PA – January 17, 2012 – Today – Tuesday, January 17, 2012 – is Benjamin Franklin’s 306th birthday.  Philadelphia’s favorite son, a scientist, statesman, entrepreneur, Ben Franklin was a true renaissance man and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.

But have you seen Ben Franklin Today?  Take a moment on his birthday to wish him a happy birthday, either through BenFranklinToday.com or on Facebook, look for “Ben Franklin Today.”   

The young, witty and cosmopolitan man of genius, Ben Franklin Today is portrayed by actor, advertising executive and entrepreneur Rob DeVitis, who bears an uncanny likeness to the beloved Philadelphia legend.

As portrayed by DeVitis, the young and witty Ben Franklin Today is not a staid and stuffy historical figure dusted off for bored schoolchildren to pass along the way, more than the face on a $100 bill, Franklin is an engaging and thoughtful figure who was not only a statesman but an inventor, a musician, a writer, a printer, founder of the post office and the library.  Franklin was a multi-talented sensation of Philadelphia in the 18th Century who has come back to live in the 21st Century to share his experiences as one of the sensations of the age.

The young and witty Ben Franklin Today can be found online, at http://www.BenFranklinToday.com, where he can be invited (for a modest fee) to attend your special events, either in the City of Philadelphia, or in areas surrounding William Penn’s Green Country Towne.  The young and witty Ben Franklin Today is a gifted raconteur who can speak to any and all groups on topics including American history, Philadelphia history, and the life that earned him the title “The First American.”

Ben Franklin Today has been visiting schools, social events, and business events around the Greater Philadelphia region since last fall.  Will your event be next?  For additional information about the young and witty Ben Franklin Today, including rates and availability, visit http://www.BenFranklinToday.com or via Facebook at

And while he may turn 306 years old today, he’s just as young and vital as you can imagine him to be – because he’s Ben Franklin Today!

Media Contact:
Jim DeLorenzo
Jim DeLorenzo Public Relations