On this day: December 12

POSTED: 10:32 PM PST Dec 11, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 11, 2015 

Ol' Blue Eyes is born, Boys Town is founded, the first motel opens, "The Godfather: Part II" premieres, and the U.S. Supreme Court decides the 2000 presidential election, all on this day.

OTD December 12 - Robert Noyce
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1927: Inventor and businessman Robert Noyce, who invented the microchip and co-founded the Intel Corporation, is born in Burlington, Iowa. Noyce, who was nicknamed the "Mayor of Silicon Valley," died of a heart attack at age 62 on June 3, 1990.


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