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It's the computer chip's birthday! (Don't forget to send a card - preferably a punch card.) On this date in 1959, Jack Kilby, of Texas Instruments, filed the first patent for an integrated circuit. On this day in 1971, Alan Shepard, part of the Apollo 14 crew, played a little golf on the moon. (Too bad he didn't know how to play Calvinball.) Today is the birthday of one of the first science fiction TV stars. Patrick Macnee, the English actor who starred in The Avengers and had roles in The Twilight Zone and Battlestar Galactica, was born this day in 1922. (73 articles)
created February 05, 2015
updated February 06, 2015