Katherine Johnson, a black history-making NASA mathematician, died Monday, at the age of 101. Katherine “Men Lie, Women Lie, Number’s Don’t” Johnson was the living embodiment of Black STEM and what black people can achieve in arenas they have been traditionally excluded from. A certified genius who made it possible for NASA’s space exploration to go where no human has gone before, Numbers Don’t Lie Johnson was a Human Computer, or as I like to call her, a Human Texas Instrument Calculator (If you had a TI in school, you…
On this day Andrew J. Beard received a patent for the first automatic railroad car coupler thereby revolutionizing railroad safety.
On this day, the first Black person to ever go into outer space was born.
On this day Granville T. Woods patented the Electric Railway Conduit. This invention allowed electricity to be sent to trains in a more effective, safe and efficient manner.
On this day inventor Garrett Morgan received a patent for his invention, the three-position traffic signal.