• 1753: Mr. Banneker made one of the first striking wooden clock in America. He took apart a pocket watch, studied how it worked and then later carved the toothed wheels and gears out of wood.
• 1789: Mr. Banneker successfully predicted a solar eclipse.
• 1791: Mr. Banneker worked with Andrew Ellicott recreating the plans for the layout of the capital of our nation, Washington D.C.
• 1792: Mr. Banneker published the first “Farmers Almanac” which provided weather data, recipes, ant-slavery essays and poems for farmers in the Mid-Atlantic states. The almanac was published for nearly a decade.
• 1806: Mr. Banneker passed away on October 25, 1806.
Benjamin Banneker was a life-long learner, who always tried his best, just like we want the students at Benjamin Banneker Academy to be.