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Plan of the City of Washington, 1791

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1752年,班尼卡的注意力,完全被一个木头做成的时钟所吸引 。这是美洲第一个由此方式做成的时钟,在长达十年的时间里都可以精准地报时。20年之后,,他成功的预测 到1789年的日蚀 现象,反驳了那些知名天文和数学家的推论。他的能力震撼了许多人,包括托马斯杰弗逊,邀请他成立团队为华盛顿区丈量,也就是今日我们的首府所在地。


In 1752, Banneker attracted attention by building a clock entirely out of wood. The first ever built in America, it kept precise time for decades. Twenty years later, Banneker again caused a stir, when he successfully forecast a 1789 solar eclipse. His correct prediction contradicted those of better-known mathematicians and astronomers. Banneker's abilities impressed many people, including Thomas Jefferson, who recommended him for the surveying team that laid out Washington, D.C., making it the monumental capital it is today.

In his free time, Banneker wrote the Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia Almanac and Ephemeris. The almanac included information on medicines and medical treatment, and listed tides, astronomical information, and eclipses calculated by Banneker himself. He published the journal annually from 1791 to 1802.

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