This copy of the first chart of the Gulf Stream was printed in 1786, ten years after Benjamin Franklin first drew it up. Credit: Library of Congress
First Map of the Gulf Stream
Source: Kat Eschner, Smithsonian.com
[02-May-2017] Benjamin Franklin is known for shaping the Constitution, and experimenting with electricity. What doesn't often get mentioned is that he was also the first to chart the Gulf Stream
. He completed the first scientific study of the current on this day in 1775, according to Today in Science History.
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