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October 10, 1929

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Elijah McCoy ~ (iventor and holder of over fifty patents) died (Category : People)
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Elijah McCoy
Elijah McCoy was born in Colchester, Ontario, Canada on May 2, 1844 to George and Emillia. George and Emillia were former slaves who escaped to Canada through the Underground Railroad. Elijah would come to the United States only after the Civil War.

During his 85 years, Elijah McCoy earned over 50 patents and built a reputation as master quality inventor. While true engineers know him by his name, the general public knows him mostly through the expression "the real McCoy."


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