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Contemporary Examples of franklin
Thanks to that meddling Franklin and the other editors, Jefferson thought his Declaration had been “mangled.”Forget the Resolutions; Try a Few Declarations
January 1, 2015
Churchill said that meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening a bottle of Champagne—and so is reading The Churchill Factor.Boris Johnson’s Churchill Man Crush
Michael F. Bishop
November 22, 2014
So said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on March 23, 1933, just before he reached for a cold one.The Booze That Saved America
November 8, 2014
Third, Franklin Foer wrote a cover story for The New Republic on why Amazon needs to be broken up.The Supreme Court Is Weighing Corporate Power Yet Again
October 17, 2014
Two years later, Kansas helped oust Curtis—and Hoover—by voting for Franklin Roosevelt and re-electing McGill.A Loss by Pat Roberts in Kansas? Actually, Not So Bizarre
October 3, 2014
Historical Examples of franklin
In 1844, he was elected to the State Senate from the Franklin district.Cleveland Past and Present
Franklin went through life with the joyous inventiveness of the amateur.The American Mind
Elkanah Watson was also a bearer of despatches to Dr. Franklin.Washington's Masonic Correspondence
Julius F. Sachse
Through all this adulation Franklin passed serenely, if not unconsciously.
From boyhood Franklin had been interested in natural phenomena.
Word Origin for franklin
surname attested from late 12c., Middle English Frankeleyn, from Anglo-French fraunclein "a land-owner of free but not noble birth," from Old French franc "free" (see frank (adj.)), with Germanic suffix also found in chamberlain.
The Franklin stove (1787) so called because it was invented by U.S. scientist/politician Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790). In early 19c., lightning rods often were called Franklins.
Biography: James D. Watson and Francis Crick's famous double helix model of the structure of DNA is rightly considered one of the greatest scientific discoveries ever made. While Watson and Crick became famous the world over, later sharing the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine, the contributions of Rosalind Franklin are less well-known, even though her work was crucial to their discovery. Franklin's x-ray photograph depicting the double-helix shape of DNA gave Watson and Crick the essential experimental evidence they needed to determine DNA's structure. Born in London in 1920 to a wealthy Anglo-Jewish family, Franklin attended the University of Cambridge, where she earned a doctorate in physical chemistry. It was there that she learned x-ray crystallography, a process used to determine the structure of molecules by bombarding them with x-rays and analyzing the resultant diffraction patterns. Franklin later accepted a post at King's College London in 1951 to study DNA, thus entering the race to discover the molecule's structure. Without her knowledge, a close colleague at King's, Maurice Wilkins, showed her unpublished research to Watson and Crick, who were then able to establish DNA's configuration and soon after published their findings in the journal Nature. When Franklin saw the model produced by Watson and Crick, she accepted it immediately, as it fit with her experimental data. Franklin left King's in 1953 and continued a distinguished career, studying the structure of viruses. She died of ovarian cancer at 37, never knowing how her own work had contributed to their important discovery.