Jack Kilby's original design for the integrated circuit is one reason we don't have tubes in our televisions anymore.
November 8, 1923: Jack Kilby was born in Jefferson City. He went on to invent the integrated circuit, which has helped change the course of human history. Read more here.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.