October 13, 2015              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

"On This Date in Black History: A Calendar of Events"

This free, daily Black History facts website contains over 2,000 entries delivering Black History every day of the year searchable by date or keyword. The calendar features many major Black achievements and important dates in Black History including ideas, inventions, and leadership by Black people that have helped propel America to prominence and helped mankind world-wide.
October 13

Arna W. Bontemps, poet, author, and educator, was born on this date in 1902. One of Bontemps most notable works is a collection of poems by black poets called Golden Slippers.

Garrett A. Morgan patented the Gas Mask on this date in 1914. Patent # 1,113,675. This breathing device was used during World War I. In 1916, Morgan used his invention to rescue two people and retrieved four bodies from a gas-filled tunnel in Lake Erie near Cleveland, OH.

Jesse Leroy Brown, the first black naval aviator, was born on this date in 1926.

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