This Day in Our History
Posted by joyinhome on February 23, 2010
Everyday this month, a little-known fact about history made on this date will be featured.
1961 – Otis Boykin, inventor, patented the Electrical Resistor. U.S. patent 2,972,726. He is responsible for inventing the electrical device used in all guided missiles and IBM computers, plus 26 other electronic devices including a control unit for an artificial heart stimulator (pacemaker).
1933 – Nina Simone (Eunice Waymon) is born Tryon, NC.
1888 – In West Chester, Pennsylvania, African American painter Horace Pippin was born. Pippin is considered one of the major American painters of his period. One of his more significant works, “John Brown Going to His Hanging,” is owned by the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Stay tuned for more factoids.