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May 10, 2008

Lewis Howard Latimer

A public school named in honor of Lewis H. Latimer opened in Brooklyn, NY, on this date in 1968.

Lewis Howard Latimer (September 4, 1848December 11, 1928) was an African American inventor and draftsman. Though Thomas Alva Edison is credited with the invention of the light bulb, Latimer made significant contributions to its further development. More info click here

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