Who was Benjamin Banneker?

Answer Benjamin Banneker was an 18th century African-American scientist, author and mathematician. Banneker published several almanacs and helped disprove Thomas Jefferson's notion that black people were ... Read More »

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What is the origin of the name Benjamin?

Benjamin is a boy's name that originated in Hebrew and means “son of the right hand.” Benjamin was the youngest son of the Biblical patriarch Jacob. Popular nicknames of the name include Ben, B... Read More »

How much is an old benjamin air rifle?

An old Benjamin air rifle will cost a buyer between $300 and $500 depending on the seller and the condition of the gun. If the gun is still able to be pumped and hold pressure, then the price will ... Read More »

What school did Benjamin Banneker go to?

Benjamin Banneker, the son of a freed black slave, attended a Quaker school for boys. His grandmother taught him how to read using the Bible, and Banneker went to school until he was 15. He obtai... Read More »

When did Benjamin Bradley the inventor die?

No one is sure when Benjamin Bradley died. Born about 1830--an imprecise date as Bradley was a slave in Maryland--he invented a steam engine for warships in the 1840s. Unable to get a patent becaus... Read More »