Profile of the Day: Eli Whitney

Posted March 14, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

On March 14, 1794 inventor Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from the seeds. Whitney’s invention revolutionized the cotton industry in the U.S. and shaped the economy of the South.

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