Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
At the age of 17, Franklin ran away to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, seeking a new start in a new city.
He at first worked in few printer shops, and he then shifted from Philadelphia to Lond then soon moved back to Philadelphia.
Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, among his many inventions, the main was the lightning rod, glass armonica (it’s a glass instrument, not a metal harmonica), Franklin stove, bifocal glasses and the flexible urinary catheter.
1732, Franklin published the first German-language newspaper in America named ‘Die Philadelphische Zeitung’ although it failed after one year, as the other newly founded German papers quickly dominated the newspaper market.
1731, he edited and published the first Masonic book in America.
1733, he started publishing the noted Poor Richard’s Almanack under the pseudonym Richard Saunders, on which much of his legendary reputation is based.
In 1741, Benjamin Franklin started publishing a General Magazine and Historical Chronicle for all the British Plantations in America, it was the first such monthly magazine which got published in America.