Black History Fact Of The Day: The Multistage Rocket

Adolph Shamms invented a multistage rocket. A multistage rocket is a rocket that has two or more rockets stacked on top of each other, or attached next to each other. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day: The Floppy Disc

John P. Moon invented the floppy disc for computers. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

William Harwell invented the space shuttle retrieval arm. He also helped to develop methods for solving the problem of what to do when water infiltrates a spacesuit helmet. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day: The Gridiron

On March 26, 1845, Joseph Hawkins received a patent for a gridiron that included a trough to catch fats and liquids from meat while it is cooking. This helps to prevent smoke generation while cooking. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Dr. Ulysses Grant Daily

Dr. Ulysses Grant Daily was a surgical assistant to the great Dr. Daniel Hale Williams. Dr. Daily also achieved greatness in his own right. Dr. Ulysses Grant Daily achieved prominence in the medical field internationally. His achievements included: helping to found the International College of Surgeons, editing the Journal of the National Medical Association, being […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Tracking Spaceships, Photographing Earth, And More

Katherine Johnson invented a mathematical method for keeping track of spaceships that are outside of the Earth’s atmosphere. She also helped to invent a satellite that has the capability to photograph Earth, and find minerals that are buried under soil. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Lloyd Ferguson

Lloyd Ferguson is the first African American to receive a Ph.D in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. While a student at the University of California, Lloyd Ferguson created a compound that is capable of gaining and losing oxygen extremely quickly. This compound has been used as a source of oxygen for submarines. Mr. […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Otis Boykin

Prolific inventor Otis Boykin created dozens of inventions. His inventions include: A control device for the heart pacemaker, an improved electrical resistor used in electronic devices, a chemical air filter, a missile guider,and a burglar-proof cash register. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

“South Carolina’s slave-plantation owners had known nothing about how to grow and irrigate rice. That knowledge was brought to the low country by Africans stolen from Sierra Leone by the Royal African Company of England. As the slaves produced the rice that made the plantation owners rich, their glistening backs bore the branded acronym of […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Oklahoma

Oklahoma, the 46th state to join the United States, was established in 1907. The word Oklahoma comes from the language of the Choctaw. It literally means, “land of the red people.” Many people of African descent formed towns in Oklahoma early on in the state’s formative years. On December 18, 1907, a month after Oklahoma […]

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