Philadelphia Historic Timeline - 1723: Benjamin Franklin, printer, arrives from Boston. He begins inventing everything from bifocals, Franklin stoves and lightning rods to libraries, hospitals, fire companies—and new nations. Find more information at Franklin Court and the Benjamin Franklin Museum, 317 Chestnut Street.
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