Benjamin Franklin

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Birth

1706

Benjamin Franklin was born

Finished Shool

1715

Blackbeard caught

1720

Blackbeard the Pirate is captured; Franklin writes a ballad on the occasion

Brother publishing

1721

Brother James Franklin starts publishing The New England Courant

Returns for money

1724

Returns home to Boston to try and borrow money from his father to start print shop. He was denied.

Son born

1732

Birth of his son Francis Folger

Presents vision

1747

Franklin presents his vision for educataion in a pamphlet titled "Publick Academy of Philadelphia." His initiatives and vision would lead to the founding of the University of Pennsylvania.

Conducts kite experiment

1752

Tour Ireland

1771

Signs French Alliance

1778

Signs the United States Constitution

1787

Death

1790