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Who Invented What Amazing Facts That May Surprise You
Inventions, what would we do without them? Imagine living in the 1700 and 1800's there certainly wasn't any computers, motor vehicles, televisions, malls, washers, dryers, or dishwashers. If we wanted to keep in touch it was the pony express, reading was by candlelight in the evening washing dishes and clothes were manually handled and getting across town by horse and buggy took a little more time, then driving a car. We have came a long way from yester-year.
African Americans have made exemplary and extraordinary contributions throughout history, historically it was written but took years for so many to be acknowledged ,these inventors had God-given talents and created products that simplified lives even until the present day.
Who Invented What
Who found a cure for the smallpox virus? Onesime 1721
Who invented the Doorknob and Door Stop? O.Dorsey Dec 10,1878
Who invented the air conditioning unit? Frederick M. Jones July 12, 1949
How about the clothes dryer? G.T.Sampson June 6,1862
Cellular phones? Henry T. Sampson July 6,1971
Who invented the lawn mower?L.A. Burr May 19, 1889
We certainly cannot forget George Washington Carver who invented peanut butter in 1896
Spark Plug? Edmond Berger February 2,1839
What do all of us cook on? A stove invented by T.A. Carrington July 25,1876
We place our food in a refrigerator, invented by J .Standard June 14,1891
We drive through these everyday it is a traffic light invented by Garrett Morgan November 20,1923
Who invented the fountain pen? W.B.Purvis January 7,1890
Who invented the fire extinguisher? T.Marshall October 26,1872
How about our elevators that many use in all types of buildings? Alexander Miles October 11,1867
Ladies we certainly cannot forget our trusty dustpan, Lawrence P. Ray August 3,1897
Imagine not using a hair brush until Lydia O.Newman invented it November 15, 1898
Many of us love eating these and they are sold to the masses, potato chips George Crum 1853.
Everyone has one but it is now attached to our computers and is called a keyboard, the typewriter was invented by Burridge & Marshman April 7, 1885.
Do you drive an automatic? The auto-matic gear shift was invented by Richard Spikes, February 28,1932.
We use this when pressing our clothes, an ironing board invented by Sarah Boone Dec 30,1887.
Ahhh the phone transmitter my look how far technology as come Granville T.Woods December 2,1884.
We love our hairstylist and thank goodness we have a shampoo headrest to lay our heads upon invented by C.O.Bailiff October 11,1898
Everyone home has one, a thermostat control invented by Frederick M. Jones February 23,1960.
My baby buggies have came a long way and now we call them strollers invented by W.H.Richardson June 18,1899.
Amazing that so many wonderful people created what we use in our everyday lives, what we take for granted others strive to create, researching information on the Internet there are some interesting sites that provide us with the history of the African American inventors such as www.blackinventor.com, it provides you with links to the historical inventors and others who had patented products that were invented. Next time you are in your refrigerator, using the dryer or writing with a fountain pen , chatting on your cell phone or clicking away at your keyboard you have gained general knowledge about who invented it.
Martin Luther King Jr, said it in his "I have a dream" speech, " I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal."
The truths have came to light as many inventions where invented by an African American man or woman.
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