October 2, 1901

Birth of Charles Stark Draper in Windsor, MO. Draper invented the inertial navigation system which controls the flight of aircraft and spacecraft.

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.