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Black History Fact Of The Day: Railroad Crossing Flag Signal

Clifton Ingram invented the railroad crossing flag signal, and received a patent for his invention in 1925. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day: The Portable Scale

John W. Hunter invented the portable weighing scale. He received a patent for his invention on November 3, 1896. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day: The Sliding Skin Chair

The sliding skin chair was invented by Earl S. Bell. He invented this apparatus in 2003. The sliding skin chair has a removable surface, which is referred to as a “skin.” The skin is composed of materials and composition of such resilience that it is able to bear the weight of a load while flexing […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day: Digital Data Storage System

Donald E. Jefferson invented the digital data storage system. He received a patent for his invention on July 18, 1972. Tweet

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Black History Fact: The Automatic Gear Shift

The automatic gear shift was invented by Richard Spikes. Mr. Spikes received a patent for his invention on December 6, 1932. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day: The Ventilator

The ventilator was invented by John Thomas Darkins. He received a patent for his invention on February 19, 1895. Tweet

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The time control system for telephones was created by Charles V. Richey. He received the patent for his invention on February 14, 1933. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

On October 11, 1887, Alexander Miles received a patent for the elevator. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

Onesimus, who was an a African slave in Massachusetts during the early 1700s discovered the cure for smallpox. Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

Ruth Carol Taylor became the first African-American flight attendant in the United States. She is also a registered nurse and a journalist. In 1955, she graduated from the Bellevue School of Nursing. On February 11, 1958, she was on a flight from Ithaca to New York City as America’s first Black stewardess. Approximately six months […]

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