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African-American inventor Elijah the Real McCoy was born in Canada on May 2, 1844, the son of escaped slaves. During his life time McCoy received 57 patents for devices which improved versions of his automatic lubrication process. The high quality of McCoy's inventions gained such notoriety that the phrase "the Real McCoy" was coined to distinguish his inventions from cheap imitations.
Disney Rejection Letter, 1938 "This letter originally belonged to my grandmother. After she passed away we discovered it and were surprised at how well it was preserved for being nearly 70 years old. The letter speaks for itself and it remarkable to note how times have changed since then." Ford's grandson, Kevin Burg, discovered the letter after his grandmother passed away. Thanks for sharing, Kevin. - Flickr