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12 non-scary things that happened on Friday the 13th

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 12: Portrait of Benjamin Franklin by David Martin (oil on canvas on panel from the White House collection, Washington DC), 1767. (Photo by GraphicaArtis/Getty Images)

Nov. 13, 1789

“… in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes,” wrote the Founding Father Benjamin Franklin in a letter to the French scientist Jean-Baptiste Le Roy. The most quoted man of his generation, this is considered Franklin’s last great quote before he passed away five months later.

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