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1 City (1990 pop. 12,907), 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 (1990 pop. 11,026), 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 (1990 pop. 21,855), Milwaukee co., W central Wis., a residential suburb of Milwaukee; inc. 1956.


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river in W Tasmania, Australia, 125 mi (200 km) long. Flowing from mountains to the W coast, its main tributaries are the Franklin and Denison from the N, and Serpentine and Olga to the S. In the 1980s it was the site of controversial proposals to develop hydroelectricity.
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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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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.




An obsolete term for a lightning rod.


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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His career in the paper industry began in 1977 with Union Camp's Franklin, VA, mill as a process manager.
Camp Community College in Franklin, Va., is the winner of the first Student Essay Contest jointly sponsored by Community College Week and the National Institute for Staff and Organization Development.
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