According to the Grolier Encyclopedia, the electronic television was successfully displayed for the first time on Sept. 7, 1927 in San Francisco. This predecessor of the modern television was invented by Philo Taylor Farnsworth, a 21-year-old Utah native.Continue Reading
The early television was developed by RCA. The company televised a speech by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939, making Roosevelt the first President of the United States to appear on television.
Television remained quite experimental during the following years, and in 1946, there were only 6,000 television sets in use, according to the Grolier Encyclopedia. Television grew by leaps and bounds after World War II, and commercial television as it is known today began in the late 1940s.Learn more about Inventions
Engineer Ralph H. Baer worked for a television manufacturer and came up with the idea to incorporate an electronic video game into a TV set to increase sales. The company rejected his plan, but Baer eventually developed a prototype console in 1967.Full Answer >
James Clerk Maxwell is famously known for his discoveries in the field of electromagnetic radiation that formed the foundation for inventions like the television, the radio and the cellular phone. Maxwell is also known for his astronomical discoveries regarding the stability of Saturn's rings.Full Answer >
The first person to invent a fully functional television was Philo Taylor Farnsworth, an amateur inventor from Idaho. He publicly displayed his invention in 1927 but had conceived of the technology as early as 1921, when he was only 14 years old.Full Answer >
The television and television broadcasting were not discovered or invented by any single person. The three who had the most impact were Willoughby Smith, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow and John Logie Baird.Full Answer >