|1683|| Franklin's father, Josiah, emigrates to New|
Born in Boston; baptized at Old South|
|1722|| "Silence Dogood" published in New Eng-|
|1723||Runs away to Philadelphia.|
|1724-26||In England; works at printer's trade.|
Writes and prints A Dissertation on Liber-|
ty and Necessity.
|1727||Forms the Junto.|
Begins publishing The Pennsylvania Ga-|
Publishes pamphlet on paper currency.
Appointed printer to the Pennsylvania As-|
sembly. Takes Deborah Read to wife.
Founds the Library Company of Philadel-|
Begins publishing Poor Richard: An Al-|
manack; continued annually until 1758.
|1735||Defends Rev. Samuel Hemphill.|
Appointed clerk of the Assembly. Forms|
Union Fire Company.
|1737||Appointed postmaster of Philadelphia.|
|1739||Begins friendship with George Whitefield.|
|1741||Publishes The General Magazine.|
Publishes Proposal for Promoting Useful|