Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Black History Month: Celebrating Benjamin Banneker

Name: Benjamin Banneker

Occupation: Astronomer

Education: Self taught

Birth Date: November 09, 1731

Death Date: October 25, 1806

Place of Birth: Ellicott's Mills, Maryland

Place of Death: Baltimore, Maryland

Best Known For
Benjamin Banneker was a largely self-educated mathematician, astronomer, compiler of almanacs, inventor and writer. In 1753, Banneker completed the construction of his own clock, which kept time until his death.
This US postage stamp was issued Feb 15,1980 in honor of Black Heritage Month.
"Benjamin Banneker." 2014. The Biography Channel website. Feb 02 2014, 01:56 http://www.biography.com/people/benjamin-banneker-9198038.

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