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Chronological events in the life of benjamin franklin 1706 sunday january 17: in philadelphia he found work as a printer with samuel keimer 1724 franklin printed his famous cartoon “join, or die” in the pennsylvania gazette a decade later the cartoon would mean colonial unity against the british. Benjamin franklin’s most popular book is the autobiography of benjamin franklin benjamin franklin has 903 books on goodreads with 174876 ratings benjamin franklin’s most popular book is the autobiography of benjamin franklin home my books showing 30 distinct works. Benjamin franklin, the works of benjamin franklin, including the private as well as the official and scientific correspondence, together with the unmutilated and correct version of the autobiography, compiled and edited by john bigelow (new york: gp putnam’s sons, 1904) the federal edition in 12 volumes.