African-American inventor Lloyd P. Ray was born in 1860. His wife, Emma J. Ray, was born in 1859. Lloyd P. Ray was an inventor who created an improved version of the standard dustpan. More »

Lawrence P. Ray, also known as Lloyd Ray, was an African-American inventor who received a patent for an improved dust pan. The dustpan was designed for use in commercial and industrial settings. More »

Lawrence P. Ray, also known as Lloyd Ray, was an African-American inventor who received a patent for an improved dust pan. The dustpan was designed for use in commercial and industrial settings. More »

According to Civil War Washington and an official petition for freedom from slavery, Osbourn Dorsey was "about eight months" old on May 19, 1862. This means his estimated birth date is around Sept. 19, 1862, but the exac... More »

Sir Isaac Newton was born on Jan. 4, 1643. He was the son of Isaac Newton and Hannah Ayscough Newton, though his father died shortly before he was born. More »

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Hans Janssen was born in the 16th century, but his exact birthday is unknown. He is the father of Zacharias Janssen, who is thought to have been born in 1585 in The Hague. More »

Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15,1452 in Vinci, Italy. Da Vinci became one of the most important painters of the Italian Renaissance. Some of his most famous artwork includes the “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper.” More »

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