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May 2, 1844 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Birthdays in History

Person of interestElijah McCoy

Elijah McCoy, Canadian-American inventor of African descent, notable for his 57 US patents (lubrication of steam engines), born in Colchester, Ontario (d. 1929)

Inventor Elijah McCoy
Elijah McCoy

Deaths in History

  • William Beckford, British writer (Epsiodes of Vathek), dies at 83
1844 in History