Today in History: Inventor of First Clock in American Born

Benjamin Banneker

On this day in 1731, Benjamin Banneker, inventor of the first clock in America, is born in Ellicot City.

Benjamin Banneker was a free African American scientist, inspector, calendar author and farmer.

Banneker’s knowledge of astronomy also helped him author a commercially successful series of directories.

He corresponded with Thomas Jefferson, drafter of the United States Declaration of Independence, on the topics of slavery and racial equality.

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