On this day:

1959: The first microchip is patented. For his invention of the integrated circuit, Jack Kilby was awarded the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics.

1952: Elizabeth II becomes Queen of the United Kingdom. She succeeded her father, George VI, who died that day. She still continues to reign.

Born on this day:

1945: Bob Marley, Jamaican/American singer-songwriter, guitarist

1911: Ronald Reagan, American actor, politician, 40th President of the United States

Gone on this day:

1804: Joseph Priestley, English chemist, minister and philosopher who discovered Oxygen.

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