1. In 1863, The Secretary of War Department authorized Massachusetts governor to recruit Black troops. The Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Volunteers was the first Black regiment recruited in the North.
2. In 1948, Executive Order 9981, to end segregation in US Armed Forces is signed by President Harry Truman, 85 years to the day that the 54 Regiment was formed in Massachusetts.
3. In 1960, R. Bundy received Patent for Signal Generator
4. In 1990, Elaine Weddington Steward was named assistant general manager of the Boston Red Sox, making her the first Black woman executive of a professional baseball organization.