Benjamin Franklin Timeline By Srussell Dec 23, 1657 Benjamin Franklins dad was born Period: Dec 23, 1657 to Nov 17, 1813 Benjamin Franklin time line Feb 4, 1697 Benjamin Franklins Brother James Franklin was born. Jan 17, 1706 Benjamin Franklin was born Jan 1, 1714 Benjamin Franklin invents swim fins to swim faster. Jan 1, 1715 Benjamin Franklin Finished formal schoolling. Jan 1, 1718 Benjamin Franklin worked for his brother James, as a printers apprentice. Jan 1, 1721 James Franklin starts publishing the courant. Jan 1, 1722 Writes the Silence Dogood essays. Jan 1, 1723 Leaves Boston, and ultimately ends up in Philadelphia, were he works as a printer. Jan 1, 1724 Moves to London. Was originally there to buy printing equipment, but when promised financing fell through, became employed as a printer. Jan 1, 1725 Publishes " A Dissertation Upon Liberty and Necessity, Pleasure and Pain," believed to be his first published pamphlet. Jul 1, 1726 Moved back to Philadelphia, becoming employed for his sponsor outside of the printing business. Jan 1, 1728 Opened a printing business with a partner, Hugh Meredith. Jan 1, 1729 Purchased th Pennsylvania Gazette and became owner/publisher. Feb 1, 1729 Writes the Busy Body essays. Jan 1, 1730 Buys out his partner to become sole owner of his printing company. Sep 1, 1730 Benjamin Franklin and his wife Deborah established common-law marriage Jan 1, 1731 Founded the first lending library. Nov 17, 1731 Benjamin franklin had a son named William Franklin Dec 28, 1732 Publishes the first edition of Poor Richard's Almanack. The publication continues for 25 years and brings Franklin financial success. Jan 1, 1734 became a Grand Master of a Masonic Lodge. Feb 4, 1735 Benjamin Franklins brother James Franklin died Jan 1, 1736 Became clerk of the Pennsylvania Assembly. Feb 1, 1736 Founded the Union Fire Company. Nov 21, 1736 Benjamin Franklins son Francis Folger Franklin died of smallpox Jan 1, 1737 Benjamin appointed the Postmaster of Philadelphia Jan 1, 1741 Benjamin Franklin invented th Pennsylvania Fireplce, later called the Franklin Stove. Jan 1, 1742 Proposed starting the University of Pennsylvania Jan 1, 1743 Benjamin Franklin Founded the American Philosophical Society. Sep 11, 1743 Benjamin franklin had a daughter named Sarah Jan 16, 1744 Benjamin Franklins dad died Jan 1, 1746 Benjamin Franklin intrest in electricity prompts Franklin to work on several experiments. Jan 1, 1747 Benjamin Franklin publishes the first political cartoon, in a pamphlet called The Plain Truth, about the need for military preparedness. Jan 1, 1748 Benjamin Franklin retires from the business of printing. Feb 1, 1748 Benjamin Franklin joins the Pennsylvania milita as a soldier. Jan 1, 1751 Benjamin Franklin publishes a book titles Experiments and Observations on Electricity. Jan 1, 1752 Benjamin Franklin conducts an experiment with a kite in a lightning storm which provide evidence to his theory that lightning is related to electricity. Feb 1, 1752 Benjamin Franklin wrote about the unification of the colonies for the purposes of defense. Mar 1, 1752 Benjamin Franklin founded the first fire insurance company. Jan 1, 1753 Benjamin Frankklin is appointed joint Deputy Postmaster of the United States. Jan 1, 1754 At the Albany Confrence, Benjamin Franklin agin proposes clonial unification. Jan 1, 1756 Benjamin Franklin invents a new type of street lamp. Jan 1, 1757 Benjamin Franklins role as a statesman grows as he lives in England as the representative from the Pennsylavania Assembaly and sevral other colonies. Jan 1, 1762 Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia Feb 1, 1762 Benjamin Franklin creates a postal map of thr colonies. Jan 1, 1766 Benjamin Franklin examined in the house of commons because of his support of the repeal of the stamp act. Jan 1, 1774 In London, Benjamin Franklin is admonished for his role in the "Hutchinson letteres affair." Dec 19, 1774 Benjamin Franklin's wife died Jan 1, 1775 Beanjamin Franklin is elected as a delegate of Pennsylvania to the seconed Continetal Congress. Feb 1, 1775 Benjamin Franklin is elected Postmaster Gemral of the clonies. Mar 1, 1775 Benjamin Franklin submits the "Articles of Confederation of the United States. Jan 1, 1776 Benjamin Franklin leaves for France as a Commissioner of Congress. Feb 1, 1776 Benjamin Franklin presided over Pennsylvania's Constitutional Convention. Mar 1, 1776 Benjamin Franklin sighns the Deaclaration of Independence. Apr 1, 1776 Benjamin Franklin serves on the "Committee of Five" who draft the Declaration of Independence. Jan 1, 1778 Benjamin Franklin negotiates the "Treaty of Alliance WIth France" Jan 1, 1779 Benjamin Franklin appointed as Minister to France. Sep 27, 1782 Benjamin Franklin starts negotiation for peace with the Great Britain. Insists on including France in the treaty. Jan 1, 1783 Invents the bifocal lens. Sep 3, 1783 Benjamin Franklin signed the Definitive treaty of peace between great britain and the United States, called the "Paris Peace Treaty," formally ending the American Revolution, Jan 1, 1784 Benjamin Franklin proposes advancing the clock one hour in summer months to provide more daylight. Jan 1, 1787 Elected president of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. Feb 1, 1787 Benjamin Franklin sighns th Constitution of the United States Mar 1, 1787 Benjamin Franklin serves as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. Apr 17, 1790 Benjamin Franklin died Oct 5, 1808 Benjamin Franklins daughter Sarah died Nov 17, 1813 Benjamin Franklin's son William died.