November 8, 1923

In Jefferson City, Jack Kilby was born. He grew up to invent the integrated circuit—and changed the lives of every American.

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.

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