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06/03/1917 American inventor Harry Coover is born

He is known for his invention of the Super Glue, in chemical terms known as the cyanoacrylate. The compound itself was not unknown. It was examined previously as an alternative to the surgical stitches but rejected as too sticky. Coover recognized that it is an unique adhesive which can be sold as a glue.


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