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Charles B. Brooks  was an African-American inventor, born in Virginia in 1865. He eventually moved to Newark, New Jersey, in the 1980′s. It 1896, he invented the street sweeper, a truck which had revolving brushes attached to the front fender. He also invented the first paper (or ticket) punch.

Sadly, not much else is known about him.. Here is a video explaining this inventions.

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Lawrence D. Elliott is an author, whose work has appeared in many popular books, including four from the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He's also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. He's also been interviewed for such radio shows as The Daily Wrap from The Wall Street Journal with Michael Castner. Lawrence is currently working as an Assistant Screenwriter on an indie film with Stagelight Productions. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting project. Connect with Lawrence D. Elliott at Google+.

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