Today in the year 1983, Lt. Col. Guion S. Bluford Jr. became the first Black astronaut to enter space.
On today August 28th…in the year 1888, Granville T. Woods patents railway telegraphy.
Granville T. Woods, was an African-American inventor who held more than 60 patents. Most of his work was on trains and street cars. Woods also invented the Multiplex Telegraph, a device that sent messages between train stations and moving trains.