Portrait by Thomas Phillips, 1821 - Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet FRS MRIA FGS (1778 –1829) was a Cornish chemist & inventor. He is probably best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali & alkaline earth metals, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine & iodine. In January 1819, Davy was awarded a baronetcy, this was, at the time, the highest honour ever conferred on a man of science in Britain.
Mary Eliza Mahoney, R.N. First Black Nurse 1845 -1926**** Today in Black History, 1/4/2014 - Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first African American registered nurse in the United States. For more info, check out today's blog!
Inventor, Elijah McCoy (May 2, 1844 – October 10, 1929) Was a Canadian-American inventor and engineer, notable for his 57 U.S. Patents, most to do with lubrication of steam engines. The popular expression, "The real McCoy", was first published in Canada in 1881, but the expression, "The Real McKay", can be traced to Scottish advertising in 1856. This expression, typically used to mean the real thing, has been associated with Elijah McCoy's oil-drip cup invention.
Photo Credit: via rimosa Leonardo Da Vinci was an inventor and creative who paved the way for many of the things we take for granted today. One of his “crazy” ideas was a flying machine (or the Ornithopter), and led the way for today’s airplanes. Though Da Vinci’s machines were never actually created, these machines still have …
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Thomas Jennings was the first African American to receive a patent, on March 3, 1821. His patent was for a dry-cleaning process called “dry scouring”. The first money Thomas Jennings earned from his patent was spent on the legal fees necessary to liberate his family out of slavery and support the abolitionist cause