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On this day: June 20

Published On: Jun 18 2013 05:25:54 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 20 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Lizzie Borden is acquitted of giving her mother "40 whacks," the U.S. Army Air Force is formed, the "red telephone" hotline is established, "Leave it to Beaver" airs its final episode, and "Jaws" has moviegoers reconsidering their beach vacations, all on this day.

OTD June 20 - Jack Kilby
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2005: American physicist Jack Kilby, who helped develop the first integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments in 1958, dies of cancer at age 81 in Dallas, Texas. Integrated circuits are used in virtually all electronic equipment today in the form of microchips and have revolutionized the world of electronics. Also the inventor of the handheld calculator and the thermal printer, Kilby was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000.

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