Rod Serling’s first acting experience was at the age of six – on the stage his dad built in the basement. The day after high school graduation, Serling enlisted in the US Army and served in the 511th’s demolition platoon – nicknamed the “Death Squad” for its high casualty rate. Rod’s service in WWII shaped his life forever.
Born in Missouri and raised in Kansas, Jack Kilby
(b.1923 - d.2005) failed the M.I.T. entrance exam.Instead he attended the University of Illinois where he eventually received an electrical engineering degree. Jack started working as an engineer for Texas Instruments in 1958. Being new, he didn't even have a summer vacation
Michael Faraday (b.1791 - d.1867) was a scientist and a showman. In 1825 he initiated the Christmas Lectures at the Royal Institution in London. Faraday would dazzle the crowd with gas filled soap bubbles and polarized...