January 19, 2233 - Nyota Uhura is Born
Nyota Uhura was born in the United States of Africa on January 19, 2233. As a child, she had an aptitude for mathematics and running, setting a record for the 100-meter dash. Fluent in both Swahili and English, she would develop an interest in languages at an early age. Uhura would enter Starfleet in 2265, beginning down the command track, but switching to operations and ship’s support services shortly after being assigned to the starship USS Enterprise in 2266. A proficient member of Captain James T. Kirk’s senior staff, she would prove reliable at the helm, navigation, transporter, and main science stations, and in one incident in 2269, command of the ship. All of these were ancillary to her most recognizable duty as Chief of Communications, a post that she served aboard two starships Enterprise under three commanders: James Kirk, Willard Decker, and Spock.
(Star Trek, 1966-91)