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November 23, 2015

Luminaries of the Hacker World – Benjamin Banneker

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Benjamin Banneker
(November 9, 1731-October 9, 1806)

A free African American in the 18th century, Banneker was a primarily self-taught student of multiple sciences.

Using only a borrowed pocket watch as reference, Banneker once carved a wooden clock by hand which kept perfect time until the day of his death.