Born On This Day in 1856: Engineer and Inventor Granville Woods


Granville T. Woods (April 23, 1856 – January 30, 1910), was an African American inventor who holds more than 60 patents for inventions. Most of his work was on trains and street cars. Woods also invented the Multiplex Telegraph, a device that sent messages between moving trains and train stations. He was born in Columbus, Ohio and died in New York.


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