Benjamin Franklin

Events

Benjamin Franklin Born

1706 January 17th

Goes to Philadelphia to employ for printer

1723

Returns to Boston to Borrow money from father, denied

1724

Works for Thomas Denham who loand him money to return back to Boston

1726

Suffers pleurisy attack,rehired by printer Keimer

1727

Rents buliding with Hugh Meredith for printing shop

1728

Birth of his son Francis Folger Franklin,Publishes book "Poor Richard's Almanack"

1732

Brother James Franklin Dies

1735

Son dies (age 4) from Smallpox

1736

Franklin Stove

1741

Death of Father Josiah Franklin

1745

Starts electrical experiments

1746

Conducts kite experiment

1752

Writes his own biography

1771 - 1772

Drafts the delclaration of independence

1776

Signs French Alliance

1778

Invents Longarm invention

1785 - 1786

Signs USA constitution

1787

Writes Anti-slavery speech

1789

Died on April the 17th (age 84) from pleurisy attack

1790