John Adams, second president of the United States and Founding Father was born on this day.
Franklin sails to France on a mission to negotiate an alliance between France and America.
The first printing press is in operation in America.
Jupiter Hammon, an African-American poet, delivered the “Address to the Negroes of the State of New York” advocating for the emancipation of slaves.
The United States capital moves from New York City to its temporary home in Philadelphia.
The United States Post Office is established. Benjamin Franklin was named the first Postmaster General.
The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence takes place in Philadelphia.
Britain levied the Townshend Revenue Act on the American colonies.
Congress approves the Great Seal of the United States of America.
Benjamin Franklin invented one of his most well known creations, the Franklin Stove.