The invention of TV was a gradual process starting as early as the 1820s, but it was not until 1927 that Philo Farnsworth produced the first television picture. Even so, David Sarnoff of RCA is remembered as the father of television because he was first to market it.Continue Reading
Broadcast television began experimentally in the early 1930s. At the time, these broadcasts consisted of very low-quality images of wrestling, music and dance. RCA unveiled NBC TV studios at the 1939 World's Fair, and CBS began broadcasting a few months later.
It was not until 1947 that television began to really enter the mainstream led by "The Ed Sullivan Show," "Candid Camera," "Howdy Doody," "Philco Playhouse" and "Kulka, Fran & Ollie."Learn more about Inventions
The phonograph changed society in much the same way that the first musical notation or the invention of the metronome changed the way musical tempo was measured and written; it provided a mechanical means of spreading music to the world, according to the New York Times. Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1887 and with it the foundations for the music industry were born.Full Answer >
The location of the hamburger's invention is disputed between Hamburg, Germany and various cities in the Northeastern United States. While the ground or chopped beef patty spiced with onion, salt and pepper originated in Hamburg as a Hamburg steak, the sandwich innovation probably happened in the United States.Full Answer >
Alexander Graham Bell is best known for the invention of the telephone on March 10, 1876. He made his first telephone call to his partner Thomas Watson. The invention came after Bell became interested in transmitting the human voice while working on transmitting telegraph messages across multiple frequencies.Full Answer >
The invention of the typewriter is attributed to several inventors, including Henry Mill's concept typewriter of 1714, Rasmus Malling-Hansen's writing ball of 1870 and Christopher Latham Sholes' successful American typewriter of 1868. Sholes' design is the basis for the modern typewriter.Full Answer >