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 »

The first patent for color television, although unsuccessful, came from as early as 1904; however, the first successful color TV was produced by RCA in 1953. There was another color television, produced by CBS, that was ... More » Technology Television & Video

There have been many different forms of television, but the electric version as it is known today was invented in 1922, and it first transmitted images in 1927. The person who invented this television was an Idaho school... More » History Inventions

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 »

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... More » History Inventions

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 »

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 »