|August Passannante was born in northeastern Portland, Oregon. He is currently an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Seattle majoring in history. Growing up around a family of avid history enthusiasts, August developed a profound interest in history at a young age, particularly in American military and political history. Although history is sometimes overlooked, he strongly believes that studying and understanding history is imperative. He hopes to someday apply his knowledge and interest in history as an attorney.
John Lee Love was an African American inventor, most known for his invention of the hand-cranked pencil sharpener, the “Love Sharpener,” and an improved plasterer’s hawk. Little is known about the early life of Love. His date and place of birth are unknown, but it is … Read MoreJohn Lee Love (?-1931)