1. In 1992, Dr. Mae C. Jemison Physician and Astronaut, became the first Black woman in space on this day. As a mission specialist, Jemison researched bio-feedback, a process which uses relaxation and mental exercises to control body functions. During her eight days in space aboard the space Shuttle Endeavor, she conducted experiments on physiological conditions encountered in space. The Alabama born, Chicago-raised prodigy earned her chemical engineering and African Studies degrees from Stanford University in 1977 at age 16. She completed her doctoral studies at New York’s Cornell University Medical College in 1981. Before she joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), she served as a doctor for the Peace Corps. She left NASA in 1993 to supervise her Texas-based technology firm and started a company which aims to improve health care in Africa. In addition to her native English, Jemison speaks Russian, Japanese and the East African language of Swahili.
2. In 1993, S. R. Scottron received Patent for Supporting bracket
3. In 2011, Leila Lopes, 25 from Angola, wins Miss Universe.