An African-American scientist of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Banneker taught himself calculus and trigonometry in order to make astronomical calculations for almanacs. He was hailed by abolitionists (see abolitionism) for proving that “the powers of the mind are disconnected with the colour of the skin.”
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I remember H. Jon Benjamin told me it was a way-too-late apology for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Like Bush 41 and Shamir, Bill Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu were not exactly soul mates.The Inside Story of U.S. Meddling in Israel’s Elections|Aaron David Miller|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Benjamin Franklin warned against making any hasty conclusions on such “a point of great importance.”
Anderson pleaded with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ban clothing made from animal fur.
I think Abraham Lincoln: A Biography by Benjamin P. Thomas, which was published 60 years ago, is magical.
As he was a great worker all his life, “Busy,” or “ Benjamin Ceased” would significantly express his death-date.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
And over against the border of Benjamin, from the east side to the west side, one portion for Simeon.
And for the rest of the tribes: from the east side to the west side, one portion for Benjamin.
Benjamin Thompson died; formerly a timber merchant, translator of the German Theatre, and author of several other productions.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Benjamin Franklin went through life an altered man, because he once paid too dearly for a penny whistle.The Pocket R.L.S.|Robert Louis Stevenson