Even if it is, Franklin should not make any comments. People may react to his pronouncement in a wrong way.
Who is he he, when Christ Himself did not want to predict the end of time? Let it come as a thief in the night.
That day will come as a thief - for the damned.
Not so for God’s elect. “But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” 1Th5:4