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  Benjamin Franklin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Franklin's father, Josiah Franklin, was born at Ecton, Northamptonshire, England on December 23, 1657, the son of Thomas Franklin, a flsmith and farmer, and Jane White.
Franklin's experiment was not written up until Joseph Priestley's 1767 History and Present Status of Electricity; the evidence shows that Franklin was insulated (not in a conducting path, as he would have been in danger of electrocution in the event of a lightning strike).
Franklin is one of the main inventors of Gregory Keyes' The Age of Unreason tetralogy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Benjamin_Franklin   (7155 words)

 Quick Biography of Benjamin Franklin
Franklin was a better printer than the man he was working for, so he borrowed some money and set himself up in the printing business.
Franklin, though he had many friends in England, was growing sick of the corruption he saw all around him in politics and royal circles.
Franklin's big break with England occurred in the "Hutchinson Affair." Thomas Hutchinson was an English-appointed governor of Massachusetts.
www.ushistory.org /franklin/info/index.htm   (1817 words)

 Franklin, Benjamin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Franklin was a leader of the popular party in Pennsylvania against the Penn family, who were the proprietors, and in 1757 he was sent to England to present the case against the Penns.
There, while his illegitimate son, William Franklin, was becoming a leader of the Loyalists, Benjamin Franklin became one of the greatest statesmen of the American Revolution and of the newborn nation.
Franklin helped to direct U.S. naval operations and was a successful agent for the United States in Europe—the sole one after suspicions and quarrels caused Congress to annul the powers of the other American commissioners.
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 Franklin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Franklin must have known that the child was expected when, his affection for Deborah having "revived," he "took her to Wife" on Sept. 1, 1730.
Franklin may not have been as original as some admirers have thought, and his collaborators may not have received their full share of credit, but he invented many terms still used in discussing electricity and described the experiments with lucidity.
Franklin opposed the Stamp Act, asserting that taxation ought to be the prerogative of the representative legislatures, but when it had been passed he made the mistake of underestimating American emotions; he ordered stamps for Franklin and Hall and nominated a friend for the post of stamp officer in Philadelphia.
www.geocities.com /bioelectrochemistry/franklin.htm   (4769 words)

 Benjamin Franklin
Franklin's business ventures included the purchase of the Pennsylvania Gazette, which, after his improvement, was considered one of the best colonial newspapers.
During the next several years, Franklin was instrumental in establishing the first fire department, a police force, and the Academy of Philadelphia, which became the University of Pennsylvania.
Franklin became a hero to the French, and his company was sought by diplomats and nobility.
www.corrosion-doctors.org /Biographies/FranklinBio.htm   (697 words)

 Benjamin Franklin
Franklin was particularly concerned with both the situation of America -- notably impact of the the British Mercantilist policies, abundant land and scarce labor on American economic development.
Franklin was much inspired by William Petty, particularly on population, believing that labor, rather than gold, was the appropriate measure of value (for this, Franklin was given an enthusiastic applause by Marx).
Franklin departed from the Mercantilists in the "war" concept of commerce.
cepa.newschool.edu /het/profiles/franklin.htm   (323 words)

 Town of Franklin
Franklin is a small mountain town surrounded by beautiful streams, waterfalls, mountains, hills and valleys.
Franklin is home to approximately 3,600 citizens, but the population nearly doubles during the spring, summer and fall seasons due to our temperate climate and beautiful scenery.
Franklin’s Scottish Heritage will be the focus on June 16, 17 and 18 during the Taste of Scotland Festival.
www.franklinnc.com   (740 words)

 Benjamin Franklin | American Statesman and Inventor
Franklin was one of the leading founding fathers of the United States of America.
Franklin himself served the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the new United States of America, in one way or the other, for most of his life.
Benjamin Franklin served in London as a agent for the Pennsylvania Assembly, and later as agent for the colonies of Georgia, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
www.lucidcafe.com /library/96jan/franklin.html   (759 words)

 Inventors: Benjamin Franklin - EnchantedLearning.com
Franklin was the 10th son, and 15th child of 17 children in his family; his father made soap.
Franklin was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania (1785-88), and helped write both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution; he signed both of these historic documents.
He also invented the Franklin stove (an efficient, cast-iron furnace located in the middle of a room), swim fins, the odometer (mileage recorder), the ladder chair (a chair that converts into a library ladder), the glass (h)armonica (a musical instrument composed of rotating glass cylinders), and the first medical catheter.
www.enchantedlearning.com /inventors/page/f/franklin.shtml   (611 words)

 U.S. Navy - A Brief History of Aircraft Carriers - USS Franklin (CV 13)
Franklin, as flagship of TG 38.4, returned to the Palau area where she launched daily patrols and night fighters.
Three doggedly pursued Franklin, the first plummeting off her starboard side; the second hitting the flight deck and crashing through to the gallery deck, showering destruction, killing 56 and wounding 60; the third discharging another near miss at Franklin before diving into the flight deck of Belleau Wood.
Franklin was taken in tow by USS Pittsburgh (CA 72) until she managed to churn up speed to 14 knots and proceed to Pearl Harbor where a cleanup job permitted her to sail under her own power to Brooklyn, N.Y., arriving on 28 April.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/ships/carriers/histories/cv13-franklin/cv13-franklin.html   (1257 words)

 City of Franklin, Indiana - Home
Twenty miles south of Indianapolis and 90 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky, on I-65 and U.S. 31, is Franklin (population 20,000).
Franklin, located in the heart of Johnson county, serves as the county seat.
Several names for this new town were suggested and that of Franklin by Samuel Herriott, a great admirer of Benjamin Franklin, was accepted, and thus another bit of history connected with the founding of Franklin cluster around the dream of George King.
www.franklin-in.gov   (182 words)

 Franklin Electric Corporate Information
Franklin Electric is a global leader in water well pumping systems and fuel pumping systems.
A technical leader in electric motors, pumps, drives and controls, Franklin is the world’s largest manufacturer of submersible water well and fueling systems motors and a manufacturer of underground fueling systems hardware and flexible piping systems.
Franklin’s products are present in approximately one of every two water wells and filling stations worldwide.
www.franklin-electric.com   (110 words)

 City of Franklin
The City of Franklin was founded October 26, 1799 and was named after Benjamin Franklin, a close friend of Dr. Hugh Williamson, a member of the Continental Congress for whom Williamson County was named.
The Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864, and was one of the war's bloodiest battles, costing more than 8,000 casualties and turning every home and building in town into a hospital.
Today, Franklin is one of the wealthiest cities in one of the wealthiest counties in the United States.
www.franklin-gov.com   (1377 words)

 City of Franklin, Indiana - Fire Department
The Franklin Fire Department was established as a career Fire/Rescue Department in 1880.
The Franklin Fire Department provides fire and emergency services to the citizens of Franklin, Franklin Township, and surrounding communities encompassing 22.5 square miles.
The goal of the Franklin Fire Department is to provide its members with the benefits and skills necessary to advance in the firefighting proffession through expierence, education, and community involvement.
www.franklin-in.gov /fire   (246 words)

 City of Franklin, Ohio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Franklin, founded in 1796 by General William C. Schenck and named for Benjamin Franklin, occupies 8.1 square miles in the northwest corner of
Franklin, home to approximately 12,000 residents, is one of the cities and towns in the vigorously growing in the
Franklin was incorporated in 1814 and assumed city status in 1951.
www.franklinohio.org   (302 words)

 The Official Franklin, Idaho Home Page
Franklin is the first permanent settlement in Idaho.
Today Franklin is a town with a population of about 600.
Franklin's founding is celebrated at Idaho Days held the last weekend in June.
franklinidaho.org   (111 words)

 Franklin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin and Royal Governor of New Jersey
Franklin, Franklin County, New York, town located in southeast Franklin County, New York, United States
Franklin, Australian Capital Territory, a planned suburb in the Canberra district of Gungahlin
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Franklin   (672 words)

 The Official Peanuts Website - Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Friends - Charles Schulz | Meet the Gang - Snoopy
Franklin met Charlie Brown at the beach in 1968.
Later, Franklin turned up as center-fielder on Peppermint Patty's baseball team and sits in front of her at school.
When Franklin first appeared in the late 60s, his noticeably darker skin set some readers in search of a political meaning.
www.snoopy.com /comics/peanuts/meet_the_gang/meet_franklin.html   (157 words)

 Franklin College - Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
FRANKLIN, Ind. -- It took overtime to determine a winner between Franklin College and Wabash College in their thrilling in-state football clash at Faught Stadium today.
FRANKLIN, Ind. -- Franklin College started strong with an opening-drive touchdown, took control in the second quarter and went on to overpower visiting Ohio Wesleyan University 38-23 in the 2006 football season opener for both schools at Faught Stadium today.
FRANKLIN, Ind. — Four Franklin College football players were named to the 2005 All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference First Team as selected by the league’s head coaches, the HCAC office announced today.
www.franklincollege.edu /athweb/football   (292 words)

 The World of Benjamin Franklin
He became famous for being a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist.
To learn all that you can about the Franklin family, try taking a look at the family tree.
To learn even more about Ben Franklin and his world, try taking a look at some recommended resource materials, enrichment activities, and a brief glossary.
sln.fi.edu /franklin/rotten.html   (236 words)

 Franklin, New Hampshire
The name Franklin was adopted in 1820 in honor of Benjamin Franklin, and the town was incorporated as a city in 1895.
Franklin grew by a total of 1,853 residents, going from 6,552 in 1960 to 8,405 residents in 2000.
The 2004 Census estimate for Franklin was 8,683 residents, which ranked 33rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
www.nhes.state.nh.us /elmi/htmlprofiles/franklin.html   (314 words)

 Franklin University - International Students   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Franklin is a commuter school, so there are no dormitories or on campus housing or food services.
Franklin does not have sports teams or music groups, but the city of Columbus has many activities and entertainment to enjoy.
Since Franklin is a commuter school and a place where students come to go to class and use educational resources, you are only paying for the classroom education you receive.
www.franklin.edu /prospective/international   (394 words)

 Franklin, NC; Mountain Treasures. Simple Pleasures
Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this quaint southwestern North Carolina town offers a change of pace and a never-ending supply of activities for the entire family.
Franklin was recently featured in Where to Retire Magazine and named one of Retirement Lifestyles Magazine's Top 10 places to retire.
Franklin is large enough to offer almost anything you need, yet small enough to offer the highest quality of life.
www.franklin-chamber.com   (299 words)

 Franklin County Center: Home
The North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council is organized to coordinate activities of state agencies in the assessment and the response to drought and activates the Drought Assessment and Response Plan, a part of the North Carolina Emergency Operations Plan.
By: Will Strader, Franklin County Agricultural Extension Agent Many Franklin County residents consider gardening to be one of life's most gratifying and rewarding experiences.
We are fortunate in Franklin, because the growing season is relatively long here, and it seems that we can grow almost anything with little or no effort.
franklin.ces.ncsu.edu   (455 words)

 IMA Hero: Ben Franklin HH
Benjamin Franklin is one of the greatest Americans in history.
The Franklin Stove is a heater, not a cooking stove.
Benjamin Franklin was a man of great vision, a great American, and a hero in our hearts.
www.imahero.com /herohistory/ben_herohistory.htm   (1427 words)

 Franklin Police Department
The mission of the Franklin Police Department is to serve in partnership with the community to protect life and property, by preventing crime and resolving problems, through enforcing the law and maintaining order for all people.
Through these efforts, we hope to have a positive impact on the quality of life of our citizens while recognizing both our diversity and those ideals we hold in common.
Data contained at this location, any Franklin Police site, or at any site linked from this or any Town location, has not been reviewed for accuracy or legal sufficiency.
www.franklinpolice.com   (144 words)

 Franklin Handholds
Franklin Handholds is the hold division of Eldorado Wall Company, the national leader in custom designed rock climbing walls for facilities of all types.
Franklin holds are now available in select REI Locations and on the web at www.REI.com.
We have put the Franklin Ultimate 30 Woodie Set on sale for the month of June.
www.franklinhandholds.com   (644 words)

 Franklin County, KS
The Special Collections of the Ablah Library at WSU contain historical images of Franklin County towns: Ottawa, and Homewood.
The Kansas State Historical Society also has more historical data for Franklin County online including a rich bibliography and lists of cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.
The Franklin County Fair is held every July at the fairgrounds in Ottawa.
skyways.lib.ks.us /counties/FR   (219 words)

 Franklin Township, Ohio. Parks, Bike Trails, Area Commerce, Franklin Township Trustees
Franklin Township taxes are paying for your fire and EMS services.
Franklin Township has a number of hike and bike trails in coordination with 2 parks.
Designed in the likeness of a public building that stood in Hartford, Connecticut, the Franklin Township Hall was built in 1837.
www.franklintownshipohio.org   (175 words)

 franklin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
My inventions are still used, like bifocals, the Franklin Stove and many others.
One of my first inventions was the Franklin Stove which produced more heat and used less wood to burn.
The Franklin Stove is still used in some homes, but now most people have central heaters for their homes.
www.edserv.sjcoe.k12.ca.us /we/biographies/franklin.html   (806 words)

 Save The Franklin Battlefield
For the size of the forces engaged and the short durtion of the fighting, this battle at Franklin ranks among the great blood baths of the Civil War, or of any of the American wars for that matter.
This horrific battering of Hood's army at Franklin and its final disintegration two weeks later after the Battle of Nashville essentially ended the war in the western theater.
Franklin was essentially a battle that saved, and as such must be classified as second only to Gettysburg in importance during the entire war.
www.franklin-stfb.org   (1752 words)

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