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African American mathematician, astronomer, clockmaker, and publisher 1731 – Born on the 9th of November. 1753 – Made a wooden clock, which ran well for at least twenty years. 1789 – He was able to make the calculations to predict solar and lunar eclipses. 1792-1797 – Published the compile ephemeris for the Benjamin Banneker’s Almanac, ..

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1820 – Born on May 4th in London. English publisher. 1858 – He started the Bookseller. 1868 – He was the founder and eponym of Whitaker’s Almanack. 1869 – Published the first issue of Whitaker’s Almanack. 1874 – Published the first edition of the Reference Catalogue of Current Literature. 1895 – Died on May 15th ..

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1924 – Born on the 28th of September.          – Headed the literary giant Suhrkamp Verlag.          – Unseld was a Nazi Youth leader and served in the navy during World War II. 1952 – After the war he discovered the writings of Hermann Hesse and wrote his Ph.D. dissertation at the University ..

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1749 – Isaiah Thomas born on the 8th of January in Boston, Massachusetts. He was an American newspaper publisher and author. He was active in the American Revolution and performed the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in Worcester, Massachusetts. 1756 – He was apprenticed to Zechariah Fowle. While still in his teens, ..

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