On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jack Kilby demonstrates his first integrated circuit (IC) to his supervisor

Engineer Jack Kilby
Engineer
Jack Kilby
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

USALittle Rock Crisis

US Supreme Court orders the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas to integrate
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The 101st Airborne Division escort the nine black students into Little Rock School in Arkansas
The 101st Airborne Division escort the nine black students into Little Rock School in Arkansas

Famous Birthdays

  • Gregg Edelman, American actor (Green Card), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Wilfred Benítez, Puerto Rican boxer (youngest world champion at 17 years, 176 days [WBA Light Welterweight]), born in NYC, New York