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Standing at my door, I heard the discharge of a gun, and in four or five seconds of time, after the discharge, the small shot came rattling about me, one or two of which struck the house; which plainly demonstrates that the velocity of sound is greater than that of a cannon bullet.

Benjamin Banneker


Author Profession: Scientist
Nationality: American
Born: November 9, 1731
Died: October 9, 1806


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