National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Now, for some history!

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, from September 15 to October 15, we Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month.  It is a celebration of history and the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

In 1968, it started as Hispanic Heritage Week.  In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded it to cover a 30 day period that starts on the 15th of September and ends on the 15th of October.  It was enacted into law in August of that same year, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

Noted Individuals

María González

Doctor María del Socorro Flores González won the MEXWII 2006 award for her work on diagnostic methods for invasive amebiasis. María González patented processes to diagnose invasive amebiasis, a parasitic disease that kills over 100,000 people each year.

José Hernández-Rebollar 

Jose Hernandez-Rebollar invented the Acceleglove, a glove that can translate sign language into speech. According to the Smithsonian, “by using sensors attached to the glove and the arm, this prototype device can currently translate the alphabet and over 300 words in American Sign Language (ASL) into both English and Spanish.”

Guillermo González Camarena

Guillermo González Camarena invented an early color television system. He received US patent 2296019 on September 15, 1942 for his “chromscopic adapter for television equipment”. González Camarena publicly demonstrated his color television with a transmission on August 31, 1946. The color transmission was broadcast direct from the his laboratory in Mexico City.

Victor Celorio

Victor Celorio patented the “Instabook Maker” a technology supporting e-book distribution by quickly and elegantly printing an offline copy. Victor Celorio was granted US patents 6012890 and 6213703 fpr his invention. Celorio was born on July 27, 1957 in Mexico City. He is the president of Instabook Corporation, based in Gainesville, Florida.

Victor Ochoa

Victor Ochoa was the Mexican American inventor of the Ochoaplane. And the inventor of a windmill, magnetic brakes, a wrench, and a reversible motor. His best known invention, the Ochoaplane was a small flying machine with collapsible wings.

Luis Federico

A Hispanic inventor that received a Nobel Prize award for his discovery of the sugar nucleotides and their role in the human body’s biosynthesis of carbohydrates.

Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa invented the optical analysis system. She is not just an inventor as she is also one of the world’s first Hispanic astronauts.

Santiago Ramon y Cajal

Santiago Ramon y Cajal is a famous Hispanic inventor that received a Nobel Prize award for his work on the human’s nervous system structure.

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