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Tue, 12.24.1991

A Black Man Patents the SuperSoaker® Water Gun

*On this date in 1991, the SuperSoaker® water gun was patented.

This legendary brand of recreational water gun was the creation of African American Lonnie G. Johnson. The SuperSoaker® patent number was #5,074,437 and uses different types of water propulsion, allowing them to shoot water with greater power, range, and accuracy than a conventional squirt gun.

SuperSoaker® has impacted the toy market for water guns for many years, with more competition now arising with Buzz Bee Toys and their "Water Warriors" brand.

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