In 1980, Cuban Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez became the first person of color sent into space.
Tamayo-Mendez, also the first Latin American in space, was an astronaut aboard Soyuz 38, which docked with Salyut-6 for eight days, starting on September 19th and returned to Earth on September 26th.
Learn more at http://space.kursknet.ru/cosmos/english/machines/s38.sht.
In 1990, NeXT released the NeXTstation workstation computer.
Learn more at http://lowendmac.com/next/nextstation.html.
In 2001, Sony announced the Clie PEG N760C handheld computer.
The Clie PEG N760C featured a built-in digital audio player, Palm OS 4.1 and a 65,536-color display and was priced at $500.