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Tue, 05.08.1888

The Velocipede (Tricycle) is Patented by a Black Man

*On this date in 1888, Matthew Cherry, a Black inventor, patented a device that was called a velocipede.  This device consisted of a metal frame upon which were attached two or three wheels.  

Cherry’s patent was a forerunner of what we know as the tricycle the patent number is #382351.  

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

The road run straight with no turning, the circle runs complete as it is in the storm of peace, the all embraced embracing in the circle complete turning road... BLACK PEOPLE: THIS IS OUR DESTINY by Amiri Baraka.
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