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Benjamin Franklin (April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

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sleepy hollow S2 is great so far; "We continue to suffer heavy losses at the hand of the horseman of death" - Benjamin Franklin
"Saturday Night Live" host Sarah Silverman impersonated her late, good friend Joan Rivers in a sketch about the comedian roasting other celebrities in heaven. Steve Jobs, Richard Pryor, Lucille Ball, Freddy Mercury, and Benjamin Franklin were her main targets. Eartha Kitt introduced Rivers: "We've just received word that one of the greats has joined us here on the celestial stage. Ladies and gentleman of heaven, please welcome Miss Joan Rivers!" [ 352 more words. ]
Former Saturday Night Live writer/performer Sarah Silverman hosted the show last night (October 4), and one sketch honored legendary comedienne Joan Rivers, who died just last month at age 81. The bit had Sarah play Joan as she roasted a group of departed celebs, including Richard Pryor, Steve Jobs, Lucille Ball, Ava Gardner, Benjamin Franklin, and musical guest Adam Levine as Freddie Mercury. “Heaven! Heaven! Are you serious? Me in heaven?” Sarah/Joan said in her intro. “I guess I should be…
If only we could hear Joan roast this bit. "Saturday Night Live" paid tribute to Joan Rivers on Saturday with a dais in heaven featuring Sarah Silverman as Rivers, roasting everyone from Steve Jobs to Benjamin Franklin. We also got an...
Our Founding Fathers had their own views on religion: “Religions are all alike – founded upon fables and mythologies.” – Thomas Jefferson “In no instance have . . . the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.” – James Madison “Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.” – Benjamin Franklin “I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.” – George Washington “The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity.” – John Adams
Trivia: This silver catheter was invented by Benjamin Franklin for his brother, John. who suffered from a stone:
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“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” – Benjamin Franklin
"The man who does many things makes many mistakes but he never makes the biggest mistake of all––doing nothing. ~Benjamin Franklin
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"All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move." -Benjamin Franklin Immovable: (Passive) People that will not learn, grow or change. Movable: (Passive) People looking for someone to follow. Those that move: (Active) People who choose and take responsibility for their own success and learning. Which one are you?
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. –Benjamin Franklin
Bobby Shmurda stole the " Hot Niggga" beat from the L.E.P Boys 2012 song "Benjamin Franklin" , but Shmurda used it so much better lol
"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang. Separately." -- Benjamin Franklin at the signing of the Declaration of Independence We are the De-Kochinators
What Thomas Jefferson learned from the Muslim book of Jihad by Ted Sampley – January 1, 2007 – U.S. Veteran Dispatch Democrat Keith Ellison is now officially the first Muslim United States Congressman. True to his pledge, he placed his hand on the Quran, the Muslim book of Jihad and pledged his allegiance to the United States during his ceremonial swearing-in. Capitol Hill staff said Ellison's swearing-in photo opportunity drew more media than they had ever seen in the history of the U.S. House. Ellison represents the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota. The Quran Ellison used was no ordinary book. It once belonged to Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States and one of America 's founding fathers. Ellison borrowed it from the Rare Book Section of the Library of Congress. It was one of the 6,500 Jefferson books archived in the library. Ellison, who was born in Detroit and converted to Islam while in college, said he chose to use Jefferson's Quran because it showed that "a visionar ...
Three may keep a secret , if two of them are dead . Benjamin Franklin
"Words may show a man's wit, but actions his meaning." ~Benjamin Franklin
"Energy and persistence conquer all things." -Benjamin Franklin Check out the schedule for plenty of opportunities to share your energy and persistence with us this week!
"Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out." - Benjamin Franklin.
My best friend is white his name is Benjamin Franklin he always keep a 100
is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. ~ Benjamin Franklin
If you take pennies from your pockets and invest them in your mind, your mind will fill your pockets with money. -Benjamin …
“Diligence is the mother of good luck.” – Benjamin Franklin
Investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. (Benjamin Franklin)
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It might be judged an affront to your understandings should I go about to prove this first principle: the existence of a Deity and that He is the Creator of the universe; for that would suppose you ignorant of what all mankind in all ages have agreed in. I shall therefore proceed to observe that He must be a being of infinite wisdom (as appears in His admirable order and disposition of things), whether we consider the heavenly bodies, the stars and planets and their wonderful regular motions; or this earth, compounded of such an excellent mixture of all the elements; or the admirable structure of animate bodies of such infinite variety and yet every one adapted to its nature and the way of life is to be placed in, whether on earth, in the air, or in the water, and so exactly that the highest and most exquisite human reason cannot find a fault; and say this would have been better so, or in such a manner which whoever considers attentively and thoroughly will be astonished and swallowed up in admiration. 21 ...
People can and do work together all the time, and they can clearly do most anything for themselves when they collaborate, but political movements focus on changing that which has been intentionally designed to remain unchanged. To petition the government to take the high ground is like asking a psychopath to start feeling shame and remorse. It cannot and will not, for the government is not the people - it is a corporate run pathocracy designed to give the impression of representative government. It may be representative, but it doesn't represent the will of the people, it represents the will of its owners. Progressive changes require huge investments from the people of their limited time, energy, and resources, but the hard won changes made from the blood, sweat, and tears they willingly shed for them, are quickly dismantled. Laws are either reinterpreted by the Supreme Court or they are simply not enforced. In fact, why do people have to constantly try to enact more laws to ensure the rights already "giv ...
"If you desire many things, many things will seem few" -Benjamin Franklin
'Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.' Benjamin Franklin
Episode 202:  The Kindred – by Lori Carpenter   The Horseman of Death (Headless) is preparing Katrina for a ritual to make her his bride.  Henry, in his always present matter-of-fact way, informs Katrina she must become like Headless in every way.  Just as Headless is about to cut of Katrina’s head Abby wakes Ichabod, and it’s all a dream. Though we find out the dream comes from research he had been doing, and the ritual is indeed what the Horseman is planning.  Abby gets a text and is summoned to the station to meet the new police chief assigned to replace Captain Irving.   Sheriff Leena Reyers is let’s say not going to believe in a Headless Horseman and may stand in the way of Ichabod and Abbie fulfilling their duties as Witnesses.  Sheriff Reyers tells Abbie she is going to restore order to Sleepy Hollow.  Good luck, sister!    On the way to check out a possible location where the Katrina is being kept.  Abbie tells Ichabod he needs to stay focused on Moloch’s big picture.  She ...
"Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. St. Monday and St. Tuesday, will soon cease to be holidays. Six days shalt thou labor, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves, than could be done by dividing all your estates among them." - Benjamin Franklin Year: 1753 Context: Letter to Collinson
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“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” Benjamin Franklin, Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, and Early Writings.
Quote For Today “Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one. You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. ” — Benjamin Franklin
Wouldn't it be cool if Frederick Douglass and Benjamin Franklin got to meet?
She's Almost as Smart as Joe Biden This is not good... Harvard educated First Lady Michelle Obama reminded attendees of a naturalization ceremony Wednesday that the Founding Fathers weren't born in America. The ceremony for 50 new U.S. citizens was held at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. She said during her speech, referring to the Declaration of Independence, "It's amazing that just a few feet from here where I'm standing are the signatures of the 56 Founders who put their names on a Declaration that changed the course of history, and like the 50 of you, none of them were born American - they became American." Did she actually mean that those who signed the Declaration of Independence and participated in the drafting of the Constitution were not born in America? Benjamin Franklin was born in Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison were born in Virginia. John Adams was born in Massachusetts. Only eight of the 56 were not born in America. Surely she knew this, b .. ...
I am always recommending EVERYONE to read and educate themselves. Below is a short excerpt from a short essay/book offered on Amazon. And for those of you who think it is okay to give up our freedom for the sake of security, notice one of our founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin's, comment back in the day. IT IS NOT OKAY to give up our GOD-GIVEN RIGHT of personal freedom in the the NAME OF NATIONAL SECURITY, or under the guise of. If our personal freedom IS A GOD-GIVEN RIGHT, then what does it mean when we are willing to give it up for the sake of national security? What does THAT mean if you are a Christian? I'll tell you what it means. It means we don't trust God to take care of us. It means we are saying God IS NOT BIGGER THAN MAN, THAN US. It means we are saying OUR GOVERNMENT IS BIGGER THAN OUR GOD. AND THAT! MY DEAR FRIENDS IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH AMERICA TODAY. Our leaders have said, THEY ARE biger than God. Some of them, even saying I AM GOD. And what have we done? WE, THE PEOPLE, HAVE STOOD BACK OR ...
"If you want something done, ask a busy person."- Benjamin Franklin. Marketingeye blog:
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"Who do you think would be a better role model? Michael Jackson or Benjamin Franklin?"
Just after the completion and signing of the Constitution, in reply to a woman's inquiry as to the type of government the Founders had created, Benjamin Franklin said, "A Republic, if you can keep it." A Republic is representative government ruled by law (the United States Constitution). A Democracy is government ruled by the majority (mob rule). A Republic recognizes the unalienable rights of individuals while Democracies are only concerned with group wants or needs for the good of the public, or in other words social justice. Lawmaking is a slow, deliberate process in our Constitutional Republic requiring approval from the three branches of government, the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches for checks and balance. Lawmaking in Democracy occurs rapidly requiring approval from the majority by polls and/or voter referendums, which in turn is mob rule 50% plus 1 vote takes away anything from the minority. Here is one example; if 51% of the people don’t pay taxes they can vote a tax increase on ...
227 years ago, members of the Constitutional Convention emerged from Independence Hall with the most extraordinary governing document known to man -- the United States Constitution. It is said that a woman asked Benjamin Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" To which, Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can keep it." We must, once again, make a commitment to keep it today. Let us always treasure and defend the blessings of liberty enshrined in our Constitution.
Dr. Benjamin Franklin, June, 1787 - Framing the U.S. Constitution ". . . In this situation of this assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights, to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, where we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection. Our prayers, sir, were heard; and they were graciously answered. . . . To that kind Providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need His assistance? . . . We have been assured in the sacred writings that 'except the Lord build the house they labor in vain that build it,' I firmly believe this; and also believe without his concurring aid we ...
Things are really getting strange here in the country of Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Benjamin Franklin, Booker T and George Washington. Isn't anyone a bit concerned that so our weather patterns have completely gone crazy and the same people from colleges we weren't smart enough or rich enough to attend, tell us it's because of stuff we put into the air every minute of every day? And we ignore them! Or that people are disappearing even when they are in hey planes and we never find them? Doesn't the notion that rich people are gathering vast sums on Wall Street which is supposed to be connected to economic growth even though the economy seems to be at rest, and roads still have pot holes from two years ago? I'm more concerned that young boys cannot find work aren't being educated or motivated to be somebody but somehow are being killed every day by other boys using guns that are supposed to be hard to get. What about hearing that at least three women, mothers, sisters, and aunts of somebody ar ...
TODAY IN THE PAST: SEPTEMBER 17, 1814 BALTIMORE, MD: Francis Scott Key publishes "The Star Spangled Banner," celebrating the Americans' lack of total defeat in the British attack of Fort McHenry and the nondestruction of its still young flag. Since you have likely sung this song, you will know that it is a terrible song. To sing it properly, you need a vocal range spanning nine octaves, the ability to sing two tones at once, and the ability to purr. What's worse, when it was first introduced, there were three additional stanzas, including one that simply called for the singer to screech like an eagle for nineteen minutes. This version of the song is rarely heard this way today—C-Span plays it when it goes off the air. Still, it became very popular . . . far more popular than the national anthem Benjamin Franklin proposed ("Turkey in the Straw"), and finally became our official national song in 1931. Tragically, Francis Scott Key died just one year earlier. He was demonstrating the song at a local carniv ...
Karen Coyle Tipton Debbie Carlyle Do your children know this? -Do their teachers? -Do you? Who Was Haym Solomon? Read this fascinating history of the $1 bill – All the way to the bottom to know about Haym Solomon. You may be in for quite a surprise! On the rear of the One Dollar bill, you will see two circles. Together, they comprise the Great Seal of the United States.The First Continental Congress requested that Benjamin Franklin and a group of men come up with a Seal. It took them four years to accomplish this task and another two years to get it approved. If you look at the left-hand circle, you will see a Pyramid. Notice the face is lighted, and the western side is dark. This country was just beginning. We had not begun to explore the west or decided what we could do for Western Civilization. The Pyramid is uncapped, again signifying that we were not even close to being finished. Inside the Capstone you have the all-seeing eye, an ancient symbol for divinity. It was Franklin 's belief that one man ...
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Canada - 250th anniversary of Quebec main post office - with Benjamin Franklin
George Washington,Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln,Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant,Benjamin Franklin are the men who run this world. 💵
Hey is the exam in history for Frederick Douglas or Benjamin Franklin? Lol I forgot
For those that think we are better living in a surveillance society. Remember what Samuel Adams said... "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." Or to quote Benjamin Franklin: "The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either."
One of the prevailing myths taught in history classes is that the Founding Fathers of America were all Christian. The Declaration of Independence talks about God; the pledge of allegiance (which, incidentally, wasn’t even created until more than a century later) uses the words “under God”; and it all sort of jumbles together into the idea that Washington and crew were Bible-thumping Christian men. Well, they weren’t. For starters, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were both believed to be deists, who don’t follow the Bible explicitly but assume there’s a “god” because nature is so great. George Washington most likely followed pantheism, which is the belief that nature is god. John Adams was a Unitarian, an offshoot of Christianity that believes Jesus was a great guy, but not God’s Son. Alexander Hamilton was a typical Christian—but only later in life, after his son was killed.
is at Independence Hall for a committee meeting with John Adams and Dr. Benjamin Franklin.
Want to Time Travel Back to when John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, and Lord Howe? . 11:00a Sat Sep 13
and next we turn to Benjamin Franklin, who first Postmaster General of the U.S.
An Excerpt from my Abnormal Psychology text: "Writer James Joyce always carried a tiny pair of lady’s bloomers, which he waved in the air to show approval. "Benjamin Franklin took “air baths” for his health, sitting naked in front of an open window. "Alexander Graham Bell covered the windows of his house to keep out the rays of the full moon. He also tried to teach his dog how to talk. "Writer D. H. Lawrence enjoyed removing his clothes and climbing mulberry trees. (ASIMOV, 1997; WEEKS & JAMES, 1995) "These famous persons have been called eccentrics. The dictionary defines an eccentric as a person who deviates from common behavior patterns or displays odd or whimsical behavior. But how can we separate a psychologically healthy person who has unusual habits from a person whose oddness is a symptom of psychopathology? Little research has been done on eccentrics, but a few studies offer some insights (Stares, 2005; Pickover, 1999; Weeks & James, 1995). "Researcher David Weeks studied 1,000 eccentrics a ...
“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise” ~Benjamin Franklin Qutoes
just asked "is a $100 bill called a Benjamin or is it called a franklin?"
WHEN YOU ARE GOOD TO OTHERS, YOU ARE BEST TO YOURSELF...Benjamin Franklin Pause and think about it!
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ― Benjamin Franklin
“Energy and persistence conquer all things.“ - Benjamin Franklin
A conversation about a property tax hike. Many people do not want the citizenry involved so it's gotten ugly. Question/ statement: "This is sad and completely out of control, embrace each other, show love even when you don't agree, why does political agendas always turn in to so much hatefulness? It's more than likely going to pass but I understand the passion of both sides- would God be pleased with us reacting this way?" Response: This is sad to see citizens wanting to punish others for engaging in their government. Citizen engagement is the key to rediscovering, owning and preserving a self governing society. If we do not participate in our rights and responsibilities as citizens we are not exercising individual liberty, promoting personal and civic responsibility and control of the instituted government. It is out of love that we want people to be engaged. Life and liberty are secure only so long as the right of property is secure. Property is actually an extension of a persons life. Right now can we ...
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.". -- Benjamin Franklin
“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it" ... Benjamin Franklin
Energy and Persistence conquers all things. "Benjamin Franklin"
Benjamin Franklin was one wise man. He said. "Never ruin an apology with an excuse"
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.” —Benjamin Franklin
The eyes of other people are the eyes that ruin us – Benjamin Franklin.
I bet Benjamin Franklin had some magnificent pubes.
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Today in class my teacher was making a reference to a muscle that looks like a feather and this followed. Teacher: you know, like what they used to write with. Who was that guy who wrote with a feather? Me: Harry Potter! Teacher: I was thinking Benjamin Franklin.
Trivia Time! Benjamin Franklin demonstrated that lightning is electricity. He tied a key to a kite string during a thunderstorm, and proved that lightning and what form of electricity were the same thing?
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“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria” - Benjamin Franklin.
If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. ~Benjamin Franklin
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Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. . – Be…
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"If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles." (Benjamin Franklin)
Glendale, CA has one but Benjamin Franklin's copy of the Declaration of Independence was stolen.
Like if you did not know! Keep it real! Wow, did you guys know that Benjamin Franklin who's face is on the 100 dollar bill Was NOT a president? I'm sure a lot of u did, But I'm sure ALOT of us didn't!
Full text: bin Laden's 'letter to America' Online document: the full text of Osama bin Laden's "letter to the American people", reported in today's Observer. The letter first appeared on the internet in Arabic and has since been translated and circulated by Islamists in Britain. Observer Worldview Sunday 24 November 2002 12.07 GMT In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, "Permission to fight (against disbelievers) is given to those (believers) who are fought against, because they have been wronged and surely, Allah is Able to give them (believers) victory" [Quran 22:39] "Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Taghut (anything worshipped other than Allah e.g. Satan). So fight you against the friends of Satan; ever feeble is indeed the plot of Satan."[Quran 4:76] Some American writers have published articles under the title 'On what basis are we fighting?' These articles have generated a number of responses, some of which adhered to ...
"A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins." -- Benjamin Franklin
Top ten US universities, by US News University Princeton, NJ The ivy-covered campus of Princeton University, a private institution, is located in the quiet town of Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton was the first university to offer a "no loan" policy to financially needy students, giving grants instead of loans to accepted students who need help paying tuition. Asian 19% University Cambridge, MA Harvard University is a private institution in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. This Ivy League school is the oldest higher education institution in the country and has the largest endowment of any school in the world. Asian 15% Yale University New Haven, CT Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, offers a small college life with the resources of a major research institution. Yale students are divided into 12 residential colleges that foster a supportive environment for living, learning and socializing. Asian 16% # 4 Columbia University New York, NY Columbia University has three undergr ...
"The hardest thing about quotes on the internet, is proving them."- Benjamin Franklin
The USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) was established in 2003 as a partnership between the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. It is a research, analysis and professional education organization dedicated to furthering the study and practice of global public engagement and cultural relations. Since its inception, CPD has become a productive and recognized leader in the public diplomacy research and scholarship community. Having benefited from international support within academic, corporate, governmental, and public policy circles, it is now the definitive go-to destination for practitioners and international leaders in public diplomacy, while pursuing an innovative and practical research agenda. In 2008, USC received the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Diplomacy from the U.S. State Department in recognition of the university's teaching, training and research in public diplomacy. CPD's Mission The USC Ce ...
“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” ― Benjamin Franklin
"A good example is the best sermon" - Poor Richards Almanack 1747 When are we, as a society, going to start helping each other and stop "outsourcing" the solution to other entities such as the Gov't to solve our problems? We need care for one another and help one another just as God tells us to do in Isaiah 58. Verse 7 says it best, "Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them,and not to hide yourself from your own kin?". The most important line in that verse is the last "and not hide yourself from your own kin?" The solution begins with each one of us and those in our family, the solution doesn't begin with lawmakers. It begins with caregivers, like you and me. Founding father Benjamin Franklin believed that we should all volunteer in a spirit of cooperation for the greater good of society. Why not follow his lead of civic duty, community and in our own nation and start solving issues with our own volunteerism? Look in ...
1700 - The Anglo population in the English colonies in America reaches 275,000, with Boston (pop. 7000) as the largest city, followed by New York (pop. 5000). 1700 - In June, Massachusetts passes a law ordering all Roman Catholic priests to leave the colony within three months, upon penalty of life imprisonment or execution. New York then passes a similar law. 1701 - In July, The French establish a settlement at Detroit. In October, Yale College is founded in Connecticut. 1702 - In March, Queen Anne ascends the English throne. In May, England declares war on France after the death of the King of Spain, Charles II, to stop the union of France and Spain. This War of the Spanish Succession is called Queen Anne's War in the colonies, where the English and American colonists will battle the French, their Native American allies, and the Spanish for the next eleven years. 1706 - January 17, Benjamin Franklin is born in Boston. In November, South Carolina establishes the Anglican Church as its official church. 17 ...
"David Hasslehoff vs. The Berlin Wall" is the reason why Benjamin Franklin invented the television.
- Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General.
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” Benjamin Franklin
Mike Hall: "Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson understood, a group praying and sharing meaningful scripture together, was a good thing."
The Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library specializing in American history and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Open to the public free of charge, the Library Company houses an extensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, prints, photographs, and works of art. Founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, the Library Company is America's oldest cultural institution and served as the Library of Congress from the Revolutionary War to 1800. The Library Company was the largest public library in America until the Civil War.
what's up with Greg Gutfeld on glasses on end of nose? Is he trying to pretend he's Benjamin Franklin on crack?
Benjamin Franklin gazed compassionately from the bloody hundred dollar bill floating near Miss Chloe
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Abraham Lincoln are church of Philadelphia
Some of the most brilliant minds of our time have been known to have dyslexia: Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and John Lennon, to mention only a few...
'To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast in the very lap of...' - Benjamin Franklin
It's sad that more ppl no more about Einstein & Benjamin Franklin than they do Charles Drew, Hon Benjamin Banneker & Lewis Latimer
With faces such as Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin, it might not be a big surprise to soon see Rosa Parks grace the canvas of banknotes.
There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. -Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin is done with these thots.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable. Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard
In 1732, Benjamin Franklin published Poor Richard's Almanac.The book was filled with proverbs that preached prudence. ht…
“Fish and Visitors stink in 3 days.” . ― Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack - stay 4 days just for giggles
In the old days of the colonies, the New England authorities would mix religion and colonization. They would say that to show his approval, God eradicated Native Americans. They considered this providence, divine intervention, and predestination. One thing that later set Benjamin Franklin apart as a "genius" was that his colonial mentality was often improved by his observation of the ironic differences between Christian claims and Native Americans, or in his word, "the salvages."
Creditors have better memories than debtors. ― Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack (1758)
Innovation: Patents that kill: IN 1742 Benjamin Franklin invented a new type of stove, for which he was offere...
The grave of Benjamin Franklin and his wife and many more heroes of the revolutionary war.
On This Day in History, August 4 ... On this day in 1753, George Washington, a young Virginia planter, becomes a Master Mason, the highest basic rank in the secret fraternity of Freemasonry. The ceremony was held at the Masonic Lodge No. 4 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Washington was 21 years old and would soon command his first military operation as a major in the Virginia colonial militia. Freemasonry evolved from the practices and rituals of the stonemasons' guilds in the Middle Ages. With the decline of European cathedral building, "lodges" decided to admit non-stonemasons to maintain membership, and the secret fraternal order grew in popularity in Europe. In 1717, the first Grand Lodge, an association of lodges, was founded in England, and Freemasonry was soon disseminated throughout the British Empire. The first American Mason lodge was established in Philadelphia in 1730, and future revolutionary leader Benjamin Franklin was a founding member. There is no central Masonic authority, and Freemasons ar ...
Since school is starting, here are a couple of interesting facts about some famous people and their education and/or lack of. P.S. school starts in 16 days. :) Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school. The oldest public school in the US was founded in 1635, and 5 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence graduated from this school, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Robert Treat Paine, Samuel Adams and William Hopper. It is Boston’s Latin School. Sheryl Crow taught music at an elementary school before being discovered. Everyone's favorite smart guy, Leonard Nimoy (known of course for his role as Spock on "Star Trek") went to Antioch University in Ohio and received his master's degree in education. Billy Crystal worked as a junior high substitute teacher on Long Island while he waited for his career to take off. Among the classes he subbed for: girls' gym, which must have been a great source of material. J.K. Rowling, the "Harry Potter" author worked as an English teacher in Portugal a ...
What's next the Redskins name, oh wait they already are. If they ban the sale of the Confederate flag then they should ban the US flag, it flew over slavery for over 80 years, plus George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and more were slave owners
TODAY IN HISTORY: AUGUST 2ND 1776; **THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE** WAS SIGNED, The original document was a broadside printing, to detail to the rest of the world why the U.S. felt the need to declare independence. Thomas Jefferson was charged with drafting the document and started work in about June. But events overtook his intention swiftly. The U.S. was no longer considering independence, but actively fighting the British army to preserve it, and the tone of the document took a more general turn, from a statement on the U.S. to one about all people oppressed anywhere. On this day, August 2, in 1776, almost a month until the July 4 meeting that adopted document, the fifty-six members of the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence. A possibly apocryphal story has it that after the signing of the document, a member of Congress spoke up that now that the deed was done Congress and the nation at large should “all hang together” against the British. Benjamin Franklin, displaying h ...
at a DC that has a picture of Sun Ra, Benjamin Franklin, & Meek Mill all on the same wall
Benjamin Franklin is by far the most handsome founding father
On This Day In History . . . On this day in 1774, dissenting British minister Joseph Priestly, author of Observations on Civil Liberty and the Nature and Justice of the War with America, discovers oxygen while serving as a tutor to the sons of American sympathizer William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, at Bowood House in Wiltshire, England. Joseph Priestley shared the liberal religious and political philosophy of many of America’s revolutionary leaders, including Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, all of whom became his friends and correspondents. Priestley first met Franklin while both were living in London during the 1760s. Both were Renaissance men with established reputations as scientists and political philosophers and they embarked on an enduring friendship. In 1774, Franklin and Priestley attended the first Unitarian sermon given at the first Unitarian church founded in London. Unitarianism evolved out of a dissenting Christian tradition that denied the concept of the Trinity and ...
Learn Our History Today: On July 26, 1775, the United States Postal Service was established, with Benjamin Franklin being named the first Postmaster General. Franklin, who had experience as the postmaster of Philadelphia, put into place an impressive mail delivery system with routes going from Florida to Maine, in addition to service across the Atlantic to Great Britain. Today, the Postal Service is the largest civilian employer in the United States, employing over 700,000 people. These individuals work at more than 40,000 different offices spread out over the entire country, and handle over 212 billion pieces of mail a year. Also, on July 26, 1947, President Harry Truman signed one of the Cold War’s most important pieces of legislature- the National Security Act. This act effectively established the C.I.A, the Department of Defense, the United States Air Force, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security council. All of these new organizations had been consolidated and streamlined from past gr ...
Benjamin Franklin is on my fav dollar Bill. The 100 dollar bill
Be it a conventional war or "asymmetrical" one the quote of Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce ring true.
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.Benjamin Franklin" via
We should all pay Benjamin Franklin about € 3 every time we change the time settings. He invented Daylight Savings …
I am currently obsessed with all things 'Hawkeye' whether it be Clinton Francis 'Hawkeye' Barton or Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce.
Today in 1775 the Second Continental Congress unanimously selected Benjamin Franklin as Postmaster General at a salary of…
Today is Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2014. There are 158 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became America's first Postmaster-General. On this date: In 1788, New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1882, the Richard Wagner opera "Parsifal" premiered in Bayreuth, Germany. In 1908, U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte ordered creation of a force of special agents that was a forerunner of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In 1912, the Edison Studios production "What Happened to Mary," one of the first, if not very first, movie serials, was released with Mary Fuller in the title role. In 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act, which established the National Military Establishment (later renamed the Department of Defense). In 1952, Argentina's first lady, Eva Peron, died in Buenos Aires at age 33. King Farouk I of Egypt abdicated in the wake of a coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser. In 1953, F ...
History of Optometry Roger Bacon first mentions lenses as useful for those with weakness of sight. • 1286 Approximate date of invention of spectacles in northern Italy by unknown artisan. • 1604 Johannes Kepler describes the function of the retina and demonstrates that concave lenses correct myopia and convex lenses correct hyperopia. • 1621 Willebrord Snell discovers the law of refraction. • 1623 First book on optometric principles, The Use of Eyeglasses, published in Spain by Daza de Valdes. • 1629 King Charles I grants a royal charter to the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, London. • 1783 John McAllister, Sr. opens first U.S. shop for optometric services, Philadelphia. By 1816 John McAllister & Son was making gold and silver spectacles in a family business that survived until early 20th century. • 1784 Benjamin Franklin invents a split bifocal lens for spectacles. • 1798 John Dalton describes color blindness. • 1801 Thomas Young discovers astigmatism and is first to map the nor ...
On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress appointed Benjamin Franklin the first Postmaster General of the United...
"Well done is better than well said.". -Benjamin Franklin
I feel no "shame" for such a "critter" I do feel PITY, and Contempt! "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." John Stuart English economist & philosopher (1806 - 1873) I am not responsible for the faults, crimes, nor sins of Ioseph Stalin, Woodrow Wilson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, Robespierre, "Bull" Connor, Vladimir Lenin, or Vladimir Tepes! Merely because of the color of my skin. Nor are the accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci, Daniel Webster, Albert Einstein, Florence Nightingale, or Dame Margret Thatcher uniquely my inheritance because of my racial background. My "Band of Brothers" with w ...
"The best doctor gives the least medicines." ~Benjamin Franklin
"Would America have won the Civil War if Benjamin Franklin did not get along with Eleanor Roosevelt?"
"It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man." Benjamin Franklin
Someone bring me 20 Benjamin Franklin's and I'll give you my car.
are those faces Benjamin Franklin and Ulysses S. Grant?
You may delay, but time will not: Benjamin Franklin
"The way to see by faith is to cut the eye of reason" - Benjamin Franklin
my hair looks like Benjamin Franklin right now
Many people die at twenty five and aren�t buried until they are seventy five.-Benjamin Franklin
I'm a always keep it 💯 even when I change up like our good friend Benjamin Franklin
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. - Benjamin Franklin
"Was Benjamin Franklin alive during the Civil War?" -the history major
Benjamin Franklin has been credited for many different things, but did you know he started America's first circulating library? What city and what year?
“He that is good at making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Hey here is a quote just for you "We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." - Benjamin Franklin
The Speech of the Unknown From the Editor of Reverse Spins: The following is taken from Washington and His Generals: or, Legends of the Revolution by George Lippard, published in 1847. The signers of the Declaration of Independence sat in Independence Hall at Philadelphia, contemplating losing their heads or being hanged. Their courage wavered. The document sat there unsigned. An extraordinary catalyst was needed to move them to action. An unknown man rose and gave an electrifying speech. He disappeared soon after. By signing the Declaration, all were guilty of high treason under British law. The penalty for high treason was to be hanged by the neck until unconscious, then cut down and revived, then disemboweled and cut into quarters. The head and quarters were at the disposal of the crown. No wonder they wavered! No wonder they discussed back and forth for days on end before signing the document that carried so grave a penalty. An old legend dramatizes the story of the one who galvanized the delegates an ...
Crews have finished cleaning up debris from a tractor-trailer accident near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge that constricted several on-ramps Wednesday afternoon, snarling traffic in the area.
Benjamin Franklin wrote a very telling letter that explained America to those in Europe. This article should be read by everyone, it is called, "Information to those who would Remove to America." The main theme of it is that America is the home for the working man and not those that sit around and get paid. The last bit really stuck out to me and I think we as a country should try and get back to our roots and become the great nation that we were back then and not be known as the a lazy country. "...America is the land of labour, and by no means what the English call 'Lubberland' and the French 'Pays de Cocagne,' where the streets are said to be paved with half-peck loaves, the houses tiled with pancakes, and where the fowls fly about ready roasted, crying, "Come eat me!" - Benjamin Franklin
cara untuk influences people : 1. get favors - Get someone to do a favor for you—also known as the Benjamin Franklin effect. 2. Aim high -Ask for way more than you want at first then scale it back later 3. Names - Use a person’s name, or their title depending on the situation 4. Flattery - Flattery will actually get you everywhere 5. Mirroring - Mirror their behavior. 6. use tiredness - Ask for favors when someone is tired 7. offer they cant refuse -Ask for favors when someone is tired 8. Keep Quiet - Don’t correct people when they are wrong 9. Repeat stuff back - Paraphrase people and repeat back to them what they just said 10. NOD - Nod a lot while you talk, especially when leading up to asking for a favor
Today in 1775, the 2nd Continental Congress established the w/ Benjamin Franklin as its 1st Postmaster General. Via
"Lost time is never found again." - Benjamin Franklin. "Odds and ends, odds and ends. Lost time is not found again" - Bob Dy…
My answer to Why does Benjamin Franklin's photo got inscribed in American Dollar? Shouldn't it be George Washington,…
"Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship." Benjamin Franklin
In Amistad, The Last Battle of the American Revolution (1997), John Quincy Adams: [to the U.S Supreme Court] "James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington... John Adams. We've long resisted asking you for guidance. Perhaps we have feared in doing so, we might acknowledge that our individuality, which we so, so revere, is not entirely our own. Perhaps we've feared an... an appeal to you might be taken for weakness. But, we've come to understand, finally, that this is not so. We understand now, we've been made to understand, and to embrace the understanding... that who we are *is* who we were. We desperately need your strength and wisdom to triumph over our fears, our prejudices, ourselves. Give us the courage to do what is right. And if it means Civil War? Then let it come. And when it does, may it be, finally, the last battle of the American Revolution."
This Wednesday, come learn more about Benjamin Franklin's sister, Jane, courtesy of the Old North Speaker Series!... h…
Stopped at Chipotle to pick up dinner. The two girls working the counter have decide that I "look like someone". The first says that I look like a professor from Hogwarts. The second says "you look like that guy, you know, Benjamin Franklin" (?!!!??) I wanted to explain to Girl 2 that it's probably not a good idea to tell a 40'ish year old guy that he resembles a historical figure typically pictured as a somewhat roly poly senior citizen with a bald pate but I just didn't have it in me. So join me later for a drink at The Hellfire Club where I will be teaching a class on how to give tongue warts to mouthy teenage girls.
First page of my family tree. Proof that I'm related to Benjamin Franklin. I'm basically royalty 👑🇺🇸
My husband Bics his head. He got tired of looking like Friar Tuck. He said if his hair grew long he'd look like Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin was wise enough to help found the United States of America.
'Hence forth, prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business.' -Benjamin Franklin during the Continental Congress
From Your Pastor’s Heart July 6, 2014 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. James 1:19 It was Paul Tournier who aptly said, “Listen to all the conversations of our world, between nations as well as between individuals. They are, for the most part, dialogues of the deaf.” It is a real gift when we have someone who will really listen to what we say. Pastor Allen Smith shares a humorous story that points out how tough it really can be. The story is told of Franklin Roosevelt, who often endured long receiving lines at the White House. He complained that no one really paid any attention to what was said. One day, during a reception, he decided to try an experiment. To each person who came down the line and shook his hand, he murmured, "I murdered my grandmother this morning." The guests responded with phrases like, "Marvelous! Keep up the good work. We are proud of you. God bless you, sir." It was not until the end of the line, while greeting the ...
I will speak ill of no man rather I will say all the good I know of everyone. Benjamin Franklin This is the day the Lord has made. hope you are rejoicing and feeling glad in it.
Technically i am smarter than Benjamin franklin
"I am your firefighter" Dear citizen, Please allow me to introduce myself. I am your firefighter. I'm the one who shows up at the firehouse for my shift, and I'm the one who shows up when the pager goes off. If we passed each other on the street, you most likely wouldn't recognize me. My face may not be familiar. But rest assured, I am your firefighter. I am a brother; a sister; a mom and a dad; a son and a daughter; and, yes, a grandfather and grandmother. I am writing to you in an effort to clear up some misinformation. You may have heard lately that firefighters make too much money or don't want to respond when the rooftop siren on the firehouse wails, that they don't care and have lost their grip on the true meaning of being a firefighter. Rest assured, they haven't. They still very much do care and do more to stand that post than ever before. We train in the skills of firefighting; emergency medical services; hazardous materials; specialized rescue; and, yes, in weapons of mass destruction. The list ...
Never confuse motion with action. -Benjamin Franklin, statesman, author, and inventor (1706-1790)
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two separate things. - Benjamin Franklin
Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man. ?Benjamin Franklin
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. ? Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and helped drive a demand for paper mills. He started the first hemp paper...
“The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.” . ― Benjamin Franklin
“Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away” . ― Benjamin Franklin
“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” . ― Benjamin Franklin
“Virtue and Happiness are Mother and Daughter.” - Benjamin Franklin.
Loving the show John Adams!! It shows how sophisticated Americans were at the time. Now we our just a mob of extreme ideas that just shout at each other with no rational dialogue. Maybe because people only feel comfortable or empowered by listening to ones own political pundits only. People rather watch a news outlet that controls a dialogues perspective for the entertainment of their viewers than read in depth articles on the issues. O ya and Benjamin Franklin is big pimpin.
You will find the key to success under the alarm clock-Benjamin Franklin.
Where liberty dwells, there is my country.  -Benjamin Franklin
"One day is worth a thousand tomorrows." - Benjamin Franklin
To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions. ~ Benjamin Franklin
"To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals." (Benjamin Franklin)
"Dost thou love life Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of." (Benjamin Franklin)
Lets be productive to each other this week, lets built an army of profitable traders, LETS HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!! "When it comes to investing, nothing will pay off more than educating yourself. Do the necessary research, study and analysis before making any investment decisions." Benjamin Franklin
As people we tend to remember bad things that happened to us more than the good we experienced. The problem could be our filing system. We have a vault for faults and just a purse for purposeful encounters. TIM ENGRAVE THE LORD'S BENEFITS IN MARBLE AND WRITE YOUR INJURIES IN DUST. Benjamin Franklin
This Saturday (June 28), marks the 227th anniversary of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin calling the Constitutional Convention to prayer after several weeks of difficult discussions and frequent impasses. The Founders well understood the need to seek God and the important part that God played both in establishing this nation and in the writing of the Constitution. As Alexander Hamilton reported after its completion: For my own part, I sincerely esteem it a system which without the finger of God [Luke 11:20] never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests. James Madison agreed, and reported: It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it the finger of that Almighty Hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the Revolution. As far as these delegates were concerned, the finger of God – that is, His Divine power – had guided their writing of the Constitution. Benjamin Franklin also believed this ...
Kam's theatrical debut as Benjamin Franklin in church this morning .
In the not too distant future remember these quotes when they try to tell you that you're in danger from I.S.I.S. (I.S.) ”People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both." And ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.” Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was apparently a babe magnet. LOL
We should take a sec to remember the heros that fought for independence. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Will Smith,…
Wise words from Benjamin Franklin, one of our nation's greatest statesmen.
Happy 4th! ❤️🇺🇸 And what a declaration it was... by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Robert Livingston, & Roger Sherman.
56. Numbers of signers to the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert R.
Thomas Jefferson: You think dumping their tea is a good idea? . James Adams: ... Benjamin Franklin: ... George Washington:…
Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Don't worry, John, the history books will clean it up. John Adams: Hmm... Well, I'll never appear in the history books anyway. Only you. Franklin did this, and Franklin did that, and Franklin did some other *** thing. Franklin smote the ground and out sprang George Washington - fully grown and on his horse. Franklin then electrified him with his miraculous lightning rod and the three of them, Franklin, Washington and the horse, conducted the entire revolution all by themselves. Dr. Benjamin Franklin: [pondering] I like it.
Jacqueline Bradford and I are watching George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson reading the Declaration of Independence.
Happy 4th to all. Observance In 1777, thirteen gunshots were fired in salute, once at morning and once again as evening fell, on July 4 in Bristol, Rhode Island. Philadelphia celebrated the first anniversary in a manner a modern American would find quite familiar: an official dinner for the Continental Congress, toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks. Ships were decked with red, white, and blue bunting.[13] In 1778, General George Washington marked July 4 with a double ration of rum for his soldiers and an artillery salute. Across the Atlantic Ocean, ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin held a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France.[14] In 1779, July 4 fell on a Sunday. The holiday was celebrated on Monday, July 5.[14] In 1781 the Massachusetts General Court became the first state legislature to recognize July 4 as a state celebration.[14] In 1783, Moravians in Salem, North Carolina, held a celebration of July 4 with a challenging music ...
Happy birthday America! !!! Thanks to George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, and all the other revolutionaries. With out them we might be driving on the left, using the euro, having high tea! Again happy birthday to US!
It's An Adventure in Odyssey on Focus on the Family Today at 12:26!! The Day Independence Came Journey back in time to the exciting days of the America’s birth! We’ll feature a fun radio drama about the vote for independence — and interesting heroes like Nathan Hale, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin! We hope you’ll join us for this ride through history on the next edition of “Focus on the Family!”
4th of July trivia! What majestic avian did Benjamin Franklin suggest should be national bird of the United States?
Happy Independence Day!!! I would like to thank George Washington, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, and all the other great men in our history for standing their ground against a tyrannical government and fighting for the freedoms we have today. Without these men and their values as well as faults, we would not have this day to celebrate today. So, thank you and Happy Independence day!
1776: A few men sit in a very hot room in Philadelphia about to sign a piece of paper that would change history. Knowing full well the consequences should they fail; Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, and a couple other men agree to face those consequences for freedom. Happy Independence Day Everyone God Bless!
I promise you Thomas Jefferson, Johnny "Crack Pipe" Hancock, & Benjamin Franklin would buy a 30 if still alive..
And though some people tried to fight it, a committee was formed to write it: Benjamin Franklin, Philip Livingston John Adams, Roger Sherman, Thomas Jefferson They got it done (Oh yes they did!) The Declaration, uh-huh-huh The Declaration of Independence (oh yeah!) In seventeen hundred seventy six (RIGHT ON!) The Continental Congress said that we were free (we're free!) Said we had the right of life and liberty . . . And the pursuit of happiness!
A big shout out to Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and...
Happy Birthday America! After Washington forced the British out of Boston in spring 1776, neither the British nor the Loyalists controlled any significant areas. The British, however, were massing forces at their naval base at Halifax, Nova Scotia. They returned in force in July 1776, landing in New York and defeating Washington's Continental Army at the Battle of Brooklyn in August, one of the largest engagements of the war. After the Battle of Brooklyn, the British requested a meeting with representatives from Congress to negotiate an end to hostilities. A delegation including John Adams and Benjamin Franklin met Howe on Staten Island in New York Harbor on September 11, in what became known as the Staten Island Peace Conference. Howe demanded a retraction of the Declaration of Independence, which was refused, and negotiations ended until 1781. The British then quickly seized New York City and nearly captured General Washington. They made the city their main political and military base of operations in N ...
The 5 great men who drafted the Adams,Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, Benjamin Franklin & Thomas Jefferson
About the Signers Connecticut • Delaware • Georgia • Maryland • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • New JerseyNew YorkNorth Carolina • Pennsylvania • South CarolinaRhode Island • Virginia All of the colonies were represented in Philadelphia to consider the delicate case for independence and to change the course of the war. In all, there were fifty-six representatives from the thirteen colonies. Fourteen represented the New England Colonies, twenty-one represented the Middle Colonies and twenty-one represented the Southern Colonies. The largest number (9) came from Pennsylvania. Most of the signers were American born although eight were foreign born. The ages of the signers ranged from 26 (Edward Rutledge) to 70 (Benjamin Franklin), but the majority of the signers were in their thirties or forties. More than half of the signers were lawyers and the others were planters, merchants and shippers. Together they mutually pledged “to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacre ...
Ten years ago we brought you "Founding Fathers", a phat rap with Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Now we've rebooted the rap so you and a friend can star in it! What's phatter than that?
From "Addicting Info" I just hated the title, so I did the copy and paste thing. The separation of church and state is one of the cornerstones of America’s foundation. Conservative Christian fundamentalists have sought to crush this cornerstone in the hopes of establishing Christianity as the state religion, an action that would threaten the rest of the foundation that makes up the Constitution. These conservatives contend that the Founding Fathers dreamed of making America a Christian state at the expense of those who practice other religions or none at all. So here are 35 quotes from the Founding Fathers. Perhaps your first thoughts are the first four Presidents and maybe Benjamin Franklin, but there were many other Founding Fathers. Many were signers of the US Constitution and The Declaration of Independence. They were lawyers, judges, soldiers, merchants, farmers, and some were even clergy. And the great majority of them signed the Constitution knowing that matters of government and matters of relig ...
Jul 2, 1776: Congress votes for independence Minuteman Militia On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress, assembled in Philadelphia, formally adopts Richard Henry Lee's resolution for independence from Great Britain. The vote is unanimous, with only New York abstaining. The resolution had originally been presented to Congress on June 7, but it soon became clear that New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and South Carolina were as yet unwilling to declare independence, though they would likely be ready to vote in favor of a break with England in due course. Thus, Congress agreed to delay the vote on Lees Resolution until July 1. In the intervening period, Congress appointed a committee to draft a formal declaration of independence. Its members were John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Robert R. Livingston of New York and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson, well-known to be the best writer of the group, was sele ...
Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle - Benjamin Franklin
On this day in our city's (and Nation's) history, I know John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson would...
Did you know Tim Howard is a direct descendant of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin?
just referred to Benjamin Franklin as Pete Frank when he answering the question "where does electricity come from?..."
The burial site of John Hancock, Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin's parents, and all five Boston Massacre victims.
I asked my dad what president is on the 20 dollar bill and he said "Benjamin Franklin" ok dad.
Its Friday and thoughts go toward doing some 2 minute drills. This morning a memory from my past nagged at me. It was more than a two minute memory. I probably will make this a longer story, but the memory was here this morning. Its not a cheery one, but it needed to be written. ~~~ Home room. First period. Its late fall and the weather is still pleasant. The leaves have only recently turned and soon the cold east winds would strip the trees of their yellow, orange, and red adornment. I was only a Sophomore at a new school. Calling it a new school seemed ironic to me; it was actually quite an old structure. I was the new one here. My first period teacher was Mrs. Unruh. She was not what one would call an attractive woman. She grew on you though, despite her remarkable resemblance to Benjamin Franklin. She was a dedicated and skilled educator. At my age, I found her less distracting than my young hot eight grade teacher from Junior High. This made rising at the bell less problematic and there was a decent ...
RR565 Get ready! If William Penn (founder of Pennsylvania) had known this, Benjamin Franklin wld have written a diff. DECLARATION
Earlier my mom and brother argued with me on whether or not Benjamin Franklin was a president... "Lexie you're so stupid he was a president"
"What president is on the dollar bill? Beethoven or Benjamin Franklin?" - My 8 year old cousin. 😐
Obama-Putin phone call, reports of serious oil sanctions under consideration, and suddenly Putin folds like a cheap tent, putting out the word that he's renouncing even the legislative power to use Russian forces in Ukraine. This, my friends, is what happens when you cross the President of the United States, Barack Obama. This yet another crowning foreign policy achievement for this president. Ending two wars. Securing the world's loose nukes. Killing Osama bin Laden. Bringing the last American POW home. Disarming a middle-eastern madman without firing so much as a water balloon. Dashing Putin's hope of a new Soviet empire. If this were any other president - let me clarify, if this were any white president - the work of carving their face on Mount Rushmore would have already begun. For any Republican president, any one of these achievements would be reason to replace Benjamin Franklin on the one-hundred.
The 76ers are adding a Benjamin Franklin secondary logo.
Jones' dad looks like a cross between Crocodile Dundee and Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin rose from nothing, who owed nothing to parentage or patronage, who enjoyed no advantages of early education which are not open , who performed the most menial services in businesses in which his early life was employed, but , who lived to stand before kings and died to leave a name which the world will never forget .
"Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth." -Katherine Mansfield "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."-Albert Einstein "Energy and persistence conquer all things" -Benjamin Franklin "Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill." -Muhammad Ali "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go" -T.S.Eliot "Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in." -Bill Bradley "Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success" -Napoleon Hill "Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future - and also because we liv ...
A classic and relevant quote from the wise Benjamin Franklin.
Seen so many faces but Benjamin Franklin is my favorite one
Education should be free! The hunger for knowledge . should be a need that can be satisfied by all. If education is only accessible to the rich, our future WILL suffer. Our system, which forces people to think twice, or even three times about undertaking study because of the cost (and it's not just this government, education has been a money generating system for years), may have stopped many amazing brains from ever becoming successful in their chosen fields. We would probably not have had: Leonardo da Vinci (parachute, anatomy) Thomas Edison (electric light, sound recording, motion pictures) The Wright Brothers (human flight) Benjamin Franklin (electricity) and many more. Imagine life without Edison? (Except for texts etc.obviously they must be paid for.)
"He that can have patience can have what he will.". - Benjamin Franklin. ✈️ @ Philippine Airlines -…
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Alec Baldwin wanted to play Benjamin Franklin in a new movie ... and we didn't find out from an agent, a...
GOOD MORNING - TODAY IS SUNDAY, June 15, the 166th day of 2014 with 199 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:06 and sunset is @ 8:22. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. ON THIS DAY IN: 1215 - King John put his seal to Magna Carta at Runnymede, England, a peace treaty between John and his barons, guaranteeing that the king would respect feudal rights and privileges, uphold the freedom of the church, and maintain the nation's laws. 1752 - Benjamin Franklin flew the kite with a key tied to its string and proved that lightning contained electricity. 1775 - The Second Continental Congress voted unanimously to appoint George Washington as head of the Continental Army. 1836 - Arkansas became the 25th state. 1844 - Charles Goodyear received a patent for his process to strengthen rubber; it was disputed in court and the decisive victory not reached until 1852. 1846 - Representatives of Great Britain and the Uni ...
Benjamin Franklin was not trusted to write the Declaration of Independence as they were afraid he would write a joke in it.
JUNE 15: EVENTS: • 1300 – The city of Bilbao is founded. • 1502 – Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Martinique on his fourth voyage. • 1667 – The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys. • 1752 – Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (traditional date, the exact date is unknown). • 1808 – Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain. • 1836 – Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state. • 1945 – The General Dutch Youth League (ANJV) is founded in Amsterdam, Netherlands. • 1954 – UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) is formed in Basel, Switzerland. • 1991 – In the Philippines, Mount Pinatubo erupts in the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th Century. In the end, over 800 people die. • 1994 – Israel and Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations. • 2001 – Leaders of the People's Republic of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan formed the Shanghai Cooperation O ...
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.
That's the way to Benjamin Franklin's house.. In Perry county?
Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents: politics, inventor and the first Colonial comic! I found some writings of one of his monologues. Helllooo Philadelphia! Please welcome Benny Franklin The Unfresh Prince Of Philly! Hello fellow kite flyers. If it wasn't for my wife, electricity would of never been invented. That's correct! I was feeling amorous one night and she told me to go fly a kite! Next thing you know I get hit by lightening and that would be my biggest charge for the night. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and myself were discussing a health insurance plan for the country. We were going to call it the Benedict Arnold Plan! Oh that Washington! Not a good poker player during our Saturday night poker party. He just can't bluff. *** he can't tell a lie! We have some great parties during poker night. Just last week the spice girls showed up! Thats right, Dolly Madison, Martha Washington and Betsy Ross! Dolly Madison has some nice cupcakes, Yowza! We love our cheesesteaks here in Philly, bu ...
Please view the following short video:     informed opinions about democracy:     "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine." -- Thomas Jefferson     "Democracies have been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death." -- James Madison     "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" -- Benjamin Franklin     "Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant." -- John Simon     "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury." -- Alexander Tytler     "Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advance auction in stolen goods." -- H ...
Without justice, courage is weak. Benjamin Franklin via
Interesting tidbits: 1345 - Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners. Trying to bolster his waning power, Apokaukos began a series of proscriptions in the capital, and even ordered a new prison constructed for political prisoners. On 11 June 1345, Apokaukos suddenly decided to inspect the new prison, without being escorted by his bodyguard. The prisoners immediately rose up and lynched him, and his head was severed and stuck on a pole. 1742 - Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove. 1770 - Capt James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia. 1793 - The first American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick. 1895 - Charles E Duryea patents a gas-driven automobile. 1935 - Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States, at Alpine, New Jersey. 1936 - International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England. 2002 – Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone ...
Here is a little Bible fun for today. Below are The top five phantom Bible passages. ( Elev8) Can you think of some other ones commonly used that are not in the Bible? One of mine would be when praises go up blessings come down. 1. “God helps those who help themselves.” Origin: Benjamin Franklin in “Poor Richard’s Almanac” 2. “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” Origin: It’s almost in the Bible. This is similar to, but not the same as, Proverbs 13:24: “The one who withholds [or spares] the rod is one who hates his son.” 3. “God works in mysterious ways.” Origin: A paraphrase of a 19th century hymn by the English poet William Cowper. “God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform.” 4. “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” Origin: Coined by John Wesley, the 18th century evangelist who founded Methodism. 5. “Pride goes before a fall.” Origin: It’s close to Proverbs 16:18: “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”
I mean I understand that. I was just talking about George Washington, T. Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and James Mondroe.
TIME TRAVELING, JUNE 10 1692 In Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to be tried in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft. 1752 U.S. Founding Father and statesman, and a man accomplished in business and science, Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm and collects a charge in a Leyden jar when the kite is struck by lightning, enabling him to demonstrate the electrical nature of lightning. 1776 The Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence. 1854 The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., holds its first graduation. 1898 U.S. Marines land in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. 1909 The SOS distress signal is used for the first time when the Cunard liner “SS Slavonia” wrecks off the Azores. 1920 The Republican convention in Chicago endorses women’s suffrage. 1935 Two recovering alcoholics, one a New York broker and the other an Ohio physician, found Alcoho ...
Used to be George Washington's but now it's Benjamin Franklin's. Had to change the faces
Benjamin Franklin and George Washington could not afford college so they did not go. Read books to learn instead.
To all my barbies out there who date Benjamin Franklin, George Washing, Abraham Lincoln, you’ll be better off in life. Get that money.🎀💸💗💰
"I know the first president was George Washington, then Benjamin Franklin...". "Don't forget Albert Einstein". "Oh yeah..."
How long does it take Mariah Claire Gatzow to revive her dead car? After 24 hours, 2 sets of jumper cables, 1 battery charger contraption, 1 roommate (Kelly), fellow London roommate and her two friends (Kari +2), and my own sister (Michaela ) driving two hours from Eau Claire to assist in the matter- WE HAVE LIFE! Mission accomplished. I feel as if this must be comparable to what Benjamin Franklin felt like after inventing electricity. Thanks to all who helped me in distress! Enjoying a much needed beer on the Terrace.
Devin is explaining reincarnation to me... He believes that in his life before this one he was Benjamin Franklin... Then he tells me I was an old cat lady and that's why I'm still single and alone because I'm allergic to cats in this life... Hmph... Yes he is 7
I love the cast of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, under the guise of Mr. Sacket.
Just collected my money from a bet I made with the home girl I bet her she could write a letter to anyone in America without a stamp by writing a box in the area of the stamp and put the words Benjamin Franklin who was the first Postmaster General it works folks. But the words Benjamin Franklin have to be within the box. Never need a stamp
From King George III's viewpoint, people like Benjamin Franklin and George Washington were terrorists.
Without exception, the response to the Post-Gutenberg Revolution, by traditional publishers and the major chain bookstores, as well as most of the independents, has been to cry foul and seek ways to circle the wagons, attempting to close off all the more to the change that they are indisputably incapable of controlling. I believe the only thing that will work is to open the front door to writers like these self-publishers: Mark Twain, James Fenimore Cooper, Walt Whitman, William Blake, John Milton, Henry Adams, Ezra Pound, e. e. cummings, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Gertrude Stein, Anais Nin, Carl Sandburg, Stephen Crane, Laurence Sterne, Thomas Paine, William Wordsworth, Jane Austen, John Ruskin, George Bernard Shaw, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Benjamin Franklin, Henry David Thoreau, Michel de Montaigne, Friedrich Nietzsche, Johannes Kepler, Alexandre Dumas, Derek Walcott, Upton Sinclair, W. E. B. DuBois, Edwin Arlington Robinson, and Robert ...
Ha, *** the only friends I need is Benjamin Franklin, U.S Grant, and Andrew Jackson. $$$
My Name is Scott Franklin. I used to live on Franklin Ave. I play in Lost State of Franklin. Next year, I will be a music teacher at a school called Benjamin Franklin.
Let me introduce you to some men of influence : Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Franklin...catch my drift?
So great to see that almost 250 years ago Benjamin Franklin was spreading the same message as today: When Thunder...
"A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success."
There is a list of immortals that have changed the world:. Michael Jackson . Benjamin Franklin. Gandhi. Martin Lurther King Jr. . Nelson Mandela
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