Happy 166th Birthday Granville T. Woods


Today is the 166th birthday of the inventor Granville T. Woods. It is most likely that you needed something today that was based off of his inventions. All I have to do is mention third rail and those of you that know, know. Thomas Edison sued him for patent infringement and lost (so maybe Edison should be known as White Granville T. Woods?). The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left.

NAME: Granville T. Woods
BIRTH DATE: April 23, 1856
DEATH DATE: January 30, 1910
PLACE OF BIRTH: Columbus, Ohio
PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
REMAINS: Saint Michael’s Cemetery, East Elmhurst, Queens County, New York, USA

BEST KNOWN FOR: Known as “Black Edison,” Granville Woods was an African-American inventor who made key contributions to the…

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