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Happy Birthday TV


Happy Birthday TV
August 19 marks the birth of an important person in TV history, yet very few people would ever know. Philo T. Farnsworth was born in 1906 in Utah and is regarded as the father of television. When he was just a teenager, Farnsworth came up with the idea of picture transmission while he was a student in high school and later began his research at Bringham Young University. In 1927, he successfully transmitted an image of a dollar bill that was comprised of 60 horizontal lines and subsequently submitted the first of many patents he would own.