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 o... More »

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 Far... More »

The first television was invented in 1925 by John Logie Baird. He demonstrated the first working model at Selfridges department store in London, where spectators were able to view blurry, but recognizable, letters on the... More »

Most snowboarding experts consider the true invention of the sport to have occurred in the 1960s. That is when Sherman Poppen created and began selling his Snurfer, a board designed for use in the snow. More » History Inventions

While light is a natural phenomenon and not an invention, the first lamp was invented around 70,000 B.C., and its inventor remains nameless. It used burning moss and animal fat in a rock or shell. Thomas Edison and other... More »

The first historical record of paper's invention comes from around 105 A.D. in Han Dynasty China. Imperial court records indicate that this was the year paper was first presented to the Chinese Emperor; however, archaeol... More »

Chewing gum has no definitive date of invention, as historically many cultures worldwide chewed on the resin of trees. The oldest evidence as of 2014 is a 5,000-year-old piece of gum made from birch bark tar, found by ar... More »