Works about Benjamin Franklin
Themes with Benjamin Franklin


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1706/01/17 Benjamin Franklin is born on Milk Street, in Boston, Massachusetts. Born Newspaper Row Boston Benjamin Franklin's Birthday
1706/01/17 Benjamin Franklin is baptized at Old South Meeting House on January 6, 1706 (old style date) when he was just a few hours old. Faith Old South Meetinghouse Boston
1716/00/00 Josiah Franklin welcomes his son Benjamin as his assistant in the tallow-chandlery shop (lost) at the sign of the Blue Ball at the southwest corner of Union and Hanover Streets in Boston. Home, Work Blackstone Block Historic District Boston
1728/00/00 Benjamin Franklin publishes the 'Pennsylvania Gazette', later renamed to 'The Saturday Evening Post' Founder
1741/00/00 Benjamin Franklin attends the Boston Latin School (lost) on School Street, but he will dropout before graduating. A statue of Mr Franklin marks the school site at 60 School Street. Education Ben Franklin (Greenough) Old City Hall Boston History of the Boston Latin School
1752/00/00 Benjamin Franklin theorizes he could extract electricity from a cloud with an iron rod attached to the yet to be completed steeple of Christ Church, Philadelphia. Inventor Christ Church Philadelphia, PA Invention of the Lightning Rod
1754/06/19 Pennsylvania delegates John Penn, Richard Peters, Isaac Norris and Benjamin Franklin attend the Albany Conference, 19 June 1754 - 11 July 1754. Pennsylvania Commissioner Albany Congress
1755/10/16 Benjamin Franklin writes to Catherine Ray, "Adieu, the Bell rings, and I must go among the Grave ones and talk Politicks." Work Independence Hall Philadelphia, PA
1755/10/16 Benjamin Franklin writes to Catherine Ray, "Adieu, the Bell rings, and I must go among the Grave ones and talk Politicks." Work Liberty Bell Philadelphia, PA
1757/00/00 Franklin makes his home at 36 Craven Street from 1757 to 1762 and from 1764 to 1775 Home Benjamin Franklin House London
1762/00/00 A lightning rod is installed under the personal inspection of Doctor Benjamin Franklin - and is probably the first put up in New Hampshire. Work MacPheadris-Warner House Portsmouth, NH
1769/12/21 Benjamin Franklin publishes "Overservations of the Transit of Venus over the Sun, June 3, 1769, made by Mr Owen Biddle and Mr Joel Bayley, at Lewestown, in Pennsylvania" in the Journal of the Royal Society of London. Author Transits of Venus
1775/05/10 Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia from 5 October 1775 until 12 December 1776 Represented Pennsylvania Independence Hall Philadelphia, PA Second Continental Congress
1775/06/00 Joseph Galloway urges Benjamin Franklin to reconcile the Colonies with Great Britain. Franklin complains of British corruption and dissipation and declares himself in favour of measures for attaining to Independence. Visitor Trevose Manor Cornwells Heights
1775/12/18 Benjamin Franklin, John Jay and Francis Daymon secretly meet with French emissary Julien Achard de Bonvouloir over 3 nights between December 18 and 27 in the 2nd floor library at Carpenters' Hall, resulting in Frances' support of the colonists. Vocation Carpenters' Hall Philadelphia, PA 1778 France Enters the American Revolution
1776/00/00 Franklin Commission visits Fort Crown Point. Diplomat Fort Crown Point Crown Point Franklin's Mission to Canada
1776/00/00 Ben Franklin leaves his English home to move back to America. Home Benjamin Franklin House London
1776/02/15 Congress establishes a diplomatic commission consisting of Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Chase and Charles Carroll to persuade the Canada to join the 13 colonies in their struggle with Britain. Patriot Diplomat Franklin's Mission to Canada
1776/04/29 Brigadier General Benedict Arnold welcomes the Franklin Commission to Montreal. Diplomat Chateau Ramezay Montreal Franklin's Mission to Canada
1776/09/11 Representative for the British Crown, Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, meets with Continental Congress representatives John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Edward Rutledge in a peace conference. American Representative Conference House New York City
1776/09/26 Franklin is named an agent of a diplomatic commission by the Continental Congress. Patriot Diplomat
1776/09/28 The Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 is ratified. Delegate
1776/10/26 Benjamin Franklin sets sail from Philadelphia for France, to negotiate and secure a formal alliance and treaty. Patriot Diplomat
1778/02/06 Negotiated by the Patriots Ben Franklin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee, the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed at the hotel de Coislin (place de la Concorde). Patriot Diplomat Hotel de Coislin Paris Treaty of Alliance with France
1782/09/27 Formal peace negotiations to end the American Revolution begin. American representatives John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay and Henry Laurens discuss terms with British delegates David Hartley and Richard Oswald. American Delegate Treaty of Paris (1783)
1783/09/03 John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay meet at David Hartley's hotel and sign the Treaty of Paris in his room. Hotel d'York, 56 Rue Jacob, Paris, France. American Delegate Treaty of Paris (1783) Hotel d'York Building Rue Jacob, Paris 1781 American Revolution - After Yorktown
1790/04/17 Benjamin Franklin dies from pleuritic attack at home in Philadelphia at age 84. He is buried in Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia. Died Christ Church Burial Ground Philadelphia, PA
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