Philadelphia Historic Timeline - 1743: Benjamin Franklin founds the American Philosophical Society to “improve the common stock of knowledge.” Many Founders, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, are among its early members. It remains a center for scholarly research at 104 S. 5th Street.
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