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Tue, 10.13.1914

The Gas Mask is Patented by a Black Man

*On this date in 1914, one of the first breathing devices in the United States was patented by a Black man.  

Garrett Morgan applied for and acquired a U.S. patent for this invention. The Patent number was #1113, 675.  Morgan's technology was a forerunner to the Gas Mask.

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Sometimes we walk hand in hand by the sea And we breathe in the cool salty air; You turn to me with a kiss in your eyes And my heart... WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL! by Johnny Mathis
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