Benjamin Franklin Timeline By JesseUtt32 Jan 1, 1720 Bens Brother Benjamins brother started a newspaper called the "New England Courant." Jan 1, 1721 Printing Press Benjamin started working for his brother by printing off the sheets, composing the types, and delivering the paper. Jan 1, 1723 Contributing Articles Benjamin wrote articles to be printed in his brothers paper as anonymous. Jan 1, 1733 Hard Time Bens brother goes to prison because he angered the government with an article he wrote. Feb 1, 1733 Ben Takes Over Ben takes over the newspaper after his brother goes to jail. Jan 1, 1735 Brothers Fight Bens brother runs Ben out of town after he got out of jail because they weren't getting along. Jan 1, 1735 Looking For Work Ben Arrives at Boston and starts job hunting. Jan 1, 1737 Off To Boston Ben starts his journey to Boston to find work. Jan 1, 1738 Making Friends Ben talks to a guy in Boston about getting a job as a printing press but there aren't any openings. Ben hears of a job in Philadelphia so he heads out. Jan 1, 1740 Arriving in Philadelphia Ben gets to Philadelphia and tries to start his career. Jan 1, 1745 Improving Himself Ben decides to stop sinning and writes a book about how to be a good Christian and make up for all of your mistakes.