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Thanks to that meddling Franklin and the other editors, Jefferson thought his Declaration had been “mangled.”
Churchill said that meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening a bottle of Champagne—and so is reading The Churchill Factor.
So said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on March 23, 1933, just before he reached for a cold one.
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|Zephyr Teachout|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Jeff Greenfield|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Benjamin, come hither," began Mr. Franklin, in his customary solemn and weighty tone.Biographical Stories|Nathaniel Hawthorne
Franklin was evidently embarrassed to know what to do with the boy.
Dr. Franklin had a special invitation from the earl to be present.
In this manner were we made aware of the locality where the Franklin expedition passed its first Arctic winter.In the Arctic Seas|Francis Leopold McClintock
A set of articles had been submitted to Congress by Dr. Franklin, as far back as 1775.
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Word Origin and History 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.
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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.