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Whose birthday am I celebrating on tattoo Tuesday?

December 8, 2015

eli whitney

Eli Whitney was born on the day is 1765 in Westboro, Massachusetts.  Although known for inventing the cotton gin, a machine that greatly simplified the process of removing the seeds of the cotton plant from the fiber, he should also be remembered for pioneering the idea of interchangeable parts for machinery – important ideas for the rise of industrialism.  Click here for a short biography.

It is Tuesday – so here is the tattoo du jour:

cotton

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