Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Chronology of Benjamin Franklin
1706 Born at Boston, January 17.
1723 Removed to Philadelphia.
1729 Editor of Pennsylvania Gazette.
1730 Appointed Public Printer.
1731 Founded the Philadelphia Library.
1736 Organized the first Philadelphia Fire Company.
1737 Appointed Postmaster of Philadelphia.
1738 Member of the Provincial Assembly.
1741 Established first American Magazine.
1742 Invented the Franklin Open Stove.
1743 Founded the American Philosophical Society
1749 Projected University of Pennsylvania.
1751 Founded the Pennsylvania Hospital.
1752 First to utilize electricity.
1753 Deputy Postmaster General for the Colonies.
1754 Delegate to Congress at Albany.
1756 Colonel of Provincial Militia.
1757-70 Agent to Great Britain for Pennsylvania, Georgia, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
1764 Speaker of Pennsylvania Assembly.
1769 President of American Philosophical Society.
1775 Delegate to the Continental Congress, Chairman of the Committee of "Safety." Proposed "Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union." Postmaster General of the Colonies.
1776 Signed the Declaration of Independence. President of Constitutional
1778 negotiated Treaties of Amity and Commerce and of Alliance with France. Minister Plenipotentiary to France.
1783 Signed Treaty of Amity and Commerce with Sweden. Signed Treaty of Peace with Great Britain.
1785 Signed Treaty of Amity and Commerce with Prussia. President of the Provincial Council.
1787 Member of Constitutional Convention of the United States.
1790 Died at Philadelphia, April 17.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Colonial Era • Science & Medicine • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1706.
Location. 39° 57.149′ N, 75° 8.896′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Arch Street and 5th Street, on the left when traveling west on Arch Street. Marker is on the wall of Christ Church Burial Ground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Church Burial Ground (here, next to this marker); The Last Resting Place of Benjamin Franklin (here, next to this marker); David Salisbury Franks (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Mason (within shouting distance of this marker); Major William Jackson - 40th Signer of the U.S. Constitution (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Matthew Clarkson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Christ Church & Burial Ground markers.
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