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Tue, 02.21.1961

Electronic Resistor patented

*On this date in 1961, an African American man patented an electronic resistor. His name was Otis Boykin, an electronic scientist, inventor, and designer.

He is best known for his invention of the heart pacemaker. He issued the resistor with patent number 2,972,726. The electronic resistor is used in many radios, computers, televisions and other electronically controlled devises.

Created Equal The Lives and Ideas of Black American Innovators
By James Michael Brodie
Copyright 1993, by Bill Adler Books, Inc.
William Morrow and Co. Inc., New York
ISBN 0-688-11536-5

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