Benjamin Franklin was born
Blackbeard the Pirate is captured; Franklin writes a ballad on the occasion
Brother James Franklin starts publishing The New England Courant
Returns home to Boston to try and borrow money from his father to start print shop. He was denied.
Birth of his son Francis Folger
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.