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She worked as an English teacher at her old high school in Franklin.Marie Mongan, champion of hypnobirthing, dies at 86|Olesia Plokhii|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
On the field that day, Franklin told players he had tried to protect them.A college football coach’s season at war with the coronavirus — and his own school|Kent Babb|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
Hall had 54 percent to Franklin’s 46 percent when the Associated Press called the race.Georgia voters elect Kwanza Hall as interim successor to the late John Lewis|Vanessa Williams, Donna Cassata|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
“It is critical that we implement equity and health in all policies in our county so that no community is left behind,” Franklin said.Goodbye Coke, hello milk! Prince George’s pushes healthy kids’ menu|Rachel Chason|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
With 70 percent of precincts reporting, Hall had 32 percent of the vote and Franklin 27 percent.Two Democrats advance to December runoff to fill John Lewis’s seat — temporarily|Rachael Bade|September 30, 2020|Washington Post
Thanks to that meddling Franklin and the other editors, Jefferson thought his Declaration had been “mangled.”
But I rest my case with this fact: James Madison, Ben Franklin, and George Washington said so.
Churchill said that meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening a bottle of Champagne—and so is reading The Churchill Factor.
Benjamin Franklin warned against making any hasty conclusions on such “a point of great importance.”
So said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on March 23, 1933, just before he reached for a cold one.
He was the successor of Dr. Franklin as editor, and entered upon the business in 1763.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Franklin, at least, loved Old England, and it might well be maintained that these were the happiest years of his life.
It did not sail that day, or the next either; and as late as the 29th of April Franklin was still hanging about waiting to be off.
Franklin himself was a deliberate man, and at the last moment he decided, for some reason or other, not to take the first packet.
The only power which such men as Washington and Franklin denied to the Imperial legislature was the power of taxing.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
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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.