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Today in History: Otis Boykin patents the Electrical Resistor

On this day 1961 Otis Boykin, Inventor, patented the Electrical Resistor U.S.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). One of Boykin's first achievements was a type of resistor used in computers, radios, television sets, and a variet ...

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Today in History: Smokey Robinson was Born

On this day 1940, Soul singer William "Smokey" Robinson was born in Detroit, Michigan. Robinson's first singing group was the Miracles which he formed in 1955 while still in high school. The group's first success came in 1960 with the hit, "Shop Around." William "Smokey" Robinson is an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. ...

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Today in History: Marcus Garvey Entered Federal Prison in Atlanta

On this day February 8th, Marcus Garvey entered federal prison in Atlanta. Students staged strike at Fisk University to protest policies of white administration. Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements. ...

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