Scott Joplin Composer/ Pianist, born in Texarkana, Texas. Joplin is considered “the King of Ragtime”. Click Here to purchase your copy of “Rags to Riches: The Essential Hits of Scott Joplin” by Scott Joplin
In 1897, A.J. Beard patents the “Jenny Coupler”, still in use today to connect railroad cars. John L. Love patents pencil sharpener. Today’s Birthday Tom Joyner Radio personality born in Tuskegee, Alabama. He is the host of “The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Click Here to purchase your copy of “I’m Just a DJ But…It Makes
Granville T. Woods patents electric railway conduit in 1893 Click Here to purchase your copy of “Black Inventors in the Age of Segregation” by Rayvon Fouché Today’s Birthday Ken Griffey, Jr. Former Baseball player Ken Griffey Jr. born in Donora, Pennsylvania. He has played with the Seattle Mariners and the Cincinnati Reds.