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Ben franklin

Aretha [uh-ree-thuh] /əˈri θə/ (Show IPA), born 1942, U.S. singer.
Benjamin, 1706–90, American statesman, diplomat, author, scientist, and inventor.
Sir John, 1786–1847, English Arctic explorer.
John Hope, 1915–2009, U.S. historian and educator.
a district in extreme N Canada, in the Northwest Territories, including the Boothia and Melville peninsulas, Baffin Island, and other Arctic islands. 549,253 sq. mi. (1,422,565 sq. km).
a town in S Massachusetts.
a city in SE Wisconsin.
a town in central Tennessee.
a town in central Indiana.
a town in SW Ohio.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “freeholder.”.
Contemporary Examples

Life, Liberty, and the Founding Fathers’ Pursuit of Hoppiness Kevin Bleyer July 3, 2014
Justice Ginsburg Shouldn’t Quit Just Yet Kevin Bleyer November 30, 2014
Ron Wyden and Rand Paul, the Senate’s NSA-Busting ‘Ben Franklin Caucus’ Eleanor Clift June 13, 2014

Historical Examples

The Story of Commodore John Barry Martin Griffin
True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
Woman’s Life in Colonial Days Carl Holliday
The Great Gray Plague Raymond F. Jones
True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
Remarks Bill Nye

(in 14th- and 15th-century England) a substantial landholder of free but not noble birth
Aretha (əˈriːθə) born 1942, US soul, pop, and gospel singer; noted for her songs “Respect” (1967), “I Say a Little Prayer” (1968), and, with George Michael, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” (1987)
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
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
Rosalind. 1920–58, British x-ray crystallographer. She contributed to the discovery of the structure of DNA, before her premature death from cancer
American public official, scientist, inventor, and writer who fully established the distinction between negative and positive electricity, proved that lightning and electricity are identical, and suggested that buildings could be protected by lightning conductors. He also invented bifocal glasses, established the direction of the prevailing storm track in North America and determined the existence of the Gulf Stream.


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