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The First Hospital in the United States

Today on Days to Remember we celebrate how on February 11th 1752 the first hospital that opens in America was in Pennsylvania.

If you traveled to Philadelphia today to tour the historic part of the city, you’d probably skip the hospital. 369 more words

Review: Benjamin Franklin in London

Benjamin Franklin in London: the British Life of America’s Founding Father by George Goodwin.

The great American Founding Father and scientist, Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790), spent 20 of his long 84 years living in London. 1,221 more words


Guarding Against an Evil

Americans’ political beliefs were rapidly changing as the American Revolution progressed into the early years of the Republic. In fact, those beliefs were “constantly in flux, continually adapting and adjusting to ever-shifting political and social circumstances.” Gordon Wood,  413 more words

Early Republic

'Dangerous Speech: Would the Founders Be Considered Domestic Extremists Today?' by John W. Whitehead

“If you can’t say ‘Fuck’ you can’t say, ‘Fuck the government.’” ― Lenny Bruce

Not only has free speech become a four-letter word—profane, obscene, uncouth, not to be uttered in so-called public places—but in more and more cases, the government deems free speech to be downright dangerous and in some instances illegal.

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William Franklin

I found the following story on Jeff Kacirk’s Forgotten English calendar (November 16/17 2013).

I’ve done a number of posts on this blog about Benjamin Franklin and what a magnificent, playful bastard he was… 292 more words