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Franklin. 1 City (2020 pop. 26,414), seat of Johnson co., S central Ind., inc. 1823. It is a farm trade center. Manufactures include auto parts, aluminum doors and windows, and copper panels. Franklin College of Indiana is there. 2 City (2020 pop. 11,482), Warren co., SW Ohio, on the Great Miami River, in a farm area; inc. 1813. Paper products are manufactured in the city, which was a flourishing river port in the mid-19th cent. 3 City (2020 pop. 83,454), seat of Williamson co., N east Tenn. A noted Civil War site, it has served as a hub for rural Williamson county from the 19th-20th centuries. It has recently grown in population as a suburb of Nashville and a center for service industries. 4 City (2020 pop. 35,785), Milwaukee co., W central Wis., a residential suburb of Milwaukee; inc. 1956.
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Franklin (Independent City), Virginia

120 Pretlow St
Franklin, VA 23851
Phone: (757) 562-8559
Fax: (757) 562-8561

In southeastern VA, southwest of Norfolk. Incorporated as a town in 1876; as a city in 1961. Annexed part of Southampton County effective December 31, 1995. Name Origin: Origin unclear: possibly for patriot and statesman Benjamin Franklin (1707-90) or for a local storekeeper named Franklin. One story has it that the name originated from the exclamation of a railroad section foreman who, upon driving a spike while working here, said, "This shall be Franklin!"

Area (sq mi):: 8.40 (land 8.35; water 0.05) Population per square mile: 1029.20
Population 2005: 8,594 State rank: 119 Population change: 2000-20005 3.00%; 1990-2000 6.10% Population 2000: 8,346 (White 45.50%; Black or African American 52.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.80%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 39.90
Income 2000: per capita $18,573; median household $31,687; Population below poverty level: 19.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,046-$24,646
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 20.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a unit of electric charge (quantity of electricity), equal to 10/c = 3.34 × 10–10 coulomb (where c is the speed of light in a vacuum, in cm/sec); it is identical in magnitude with the statcoulomb, the unit of electric charge in the cgs electrostatic system. The unit has the abbreviation Fr. In 1950 a proposal was made to introduce a unit of electric charge, named in honor of B. Franklin, as the fourth base unit in the cgs electrostatic system. This new cgs franklin system could, in conjunction with the cgs biot system, facilitate a gradual transition from use of the cgs system to use of the International System of Units (SI), which has seven base units. However, the two modified cgs systems have not gained wide acceptance.


Burdun, G. D. Edinitsy fizicheskikh velichin. Moscow, 1967.
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An obsolete term for a lightning rod.
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1. Aretha born 1942, US soul, pop, and gospel singer
2. Benjamin 1706--90, American statesman, scientist, and author. He helped draw up the Declaration of Independence (1776) and, as ambassador to France (1776--85), he negotiated an alliance with France and a peace settlement with Britain. As a scientist, he is noted particularly for his researches in electricity, esp his invention of the lightning conductor
3. Sir John. 1786--1847, English explorer of the Arctic: lieutenant-governor of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) (1836--43): died while on a voyage to discover the Northwest Passage
4. Rosalind. 1920--58, British x-ray crystallographer. She contributed to the discovery of the structure of DNA, before her premature death from cancer
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Under the terms of the purchase and assumption agreement, Ben Franklin Financial stockholders are currently estimated to receive between USD 10.33 and USD 10.70 in cash consideration for each share of Ben Franklin Financial common stock
Some were writing--with a rhetorical fire of Anglophilia stoked against revolutionary France--that Franklin was a thoroughgoing deist, duplicitous and conniving like most non-believers.
At the time of his death Mr Franklin had been staying at the Hafan y Coed adult mental health facility at Llandough Hospital.
Even fellow-delegate and first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, was shocked at Franklin's obstinacy, that only grew as the Founding Father came under increasing pressure from the British delegates as well as his fellow-American representatives to soften his rock hard animus toward the 100,000 Loyalists and bring America's First Civil War to an honorable end.
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Last year, Telluride executive director Julie Huntsinger told Variety that "(Franklin's) resolve for it not being shown is so intense, and I don't think any us really understand it all the way."
Some people suggested that was disrespectful of Aretha Franklin, a single mother of four boys.
Clinton entered the church with his wife, Hillary, to loud applause and stood quietly by Franklin's open casket before the service started.
He did, however, pay a tribute to the late singer on Twitter: "The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is dead.
Franklin Templeton says it will launch a line of passive ETFs next Monday.
Franklin Savings Bank has donated $30,000 to PermaCityLife, an organization working to revitalize Franklin's downtown.