"Fever 1793"

  • The Free African Society

    The Free African Society was found by Richard and Absalom Jones. The society was found as a mutual aid organization who was devoted to helping widowed, ill, or out-of-work African-Americans. It was also dedicated to abolishing the evil institution of slavery.
  • Coffeehouses

    In the 1790s coffeehouses were all the rage. People would gather at coffeehouses to do business, talk, or catch up on the news.
  • Benjamin Franklin Dies

  • The First Hot-Air Balloon Flown in the United States

    The ballon was launched from the Walnut Street Jail by French aeronaut Jean Pierre Blanchard. He was carried 5,800 feet into the air.