Philo Farnsworth vs John Logie Baird

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Net worth 2018
Inventors & Discoverers
Industry
Scientists
Beaver, Utah, United States
Residence
Helensburgh
United States
Country
British, Scottish
19/08/1906
BirthDay
13/08/1888
March 11, 1971
Died On
June 14, 1946
Brigham Young University, United States Naval Academy, Rigby High School
Education
Larchfield Academy, University of Glasgow, Royal College of Science and Technology, Lomond School, University of Strathclyde
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1971

He died on March 11, 1971, in Salt Lake City, Utah, after suffering from pneumonia

1970

By 1970, PTFA had failed to secure the required financing and it got disbanded a year later

1967

Farnsworth, along with his family, moved to Utah in the year 1967 so that he could continue his fusion research at the Brigham Young University

1957

In July 3, 1957, Farnsworth became a mystery guest on the CBS’s quiz show titled ‘I've Got a Secret’

1951

In 1951, the Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation was acquired by International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT)

1938

In 1938, he established his own agency named Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation in Indiana and became its director of research

1936

By the year 1936, his company was regularly transmitting entertainment programs on an experimental basis

1934

In 1934, the American inventor sailed to Europe and secured an agreement with the Goerz-Bosch-Fernseh in Germany

1932

In 1932, Philo Farnsworth met John Logie Baird, an inventor who had given the first ever public demonstration of a working TV system using an electro-mechanical imaging system

1931

In 1931, David Sarnoff of Radio Corporation of America (RCA) offered Farnsworth US$100,000 for his patents but the latter declined

1927

A year later, RCA approved the multi-year licensing agreement concerning the inventor’s 1927 patent for TV, totalling $1 million

1926

While attending college, Philo Farnsworth met Elma “Pem” Gardner whom he married on May 27, 1926

1924

Farnsworth then attended the Brigham Young High School and graduated from there in 1924

1906

Farnsworth was born on August 19, 1906 to parents Serena Amanda Bastian and Lewis Edwin Farnsworth as one of their five children in Utah, the US

1946

He suffered a stroke in February 1946 and passed away on 14 June 1946, at the age of 57

1937

But in 1937 the BBC stopped broadcasting through the Baird system after the Baird facility at Crystal Palace caught fire and switched to the Marconi-EMI version

1932

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began using Baird’s system for the first public television service in 1932

1931

The company’s first live transmission was of the Epsom Derby in 1931

1930

In 1930, he demonstrated a theatre TV system with the dimensions of two feet by five feet at the London Coliseum, Berlin, Stockholm and Paris

1929

Baird and Bernard Natan founded France’s first television company in 1929 and named it Television-Baird-Natan

1928

He formed the Baird Television Development Company Ltd and in 1928 the company made the first transatlantic television transmission from London to New York

1927

In 1927, he transmitted the world’s first long-distance (438 miles) television pictures to the Central Hotel at Glasgow from London through a telephone line

1925

His first public demonstration of the moving images by television was at the Selfridges departmental store in Soho, London in 1925, followed by a series of demonstrations over a period of three-weeks

1924

In 1924 at the office of Radio Times he successfully demonstrated a semi-mechanical analogue television by transmitting moving silhouette images

1923

He moved to Hastings in 1923 and rented a workshop where he made the world’s first working TV using an old hatbox, pair of scissors, darning needles, bicycle light lenses, tea chest, sealing wax and glue

1920

After the war ended he tried several unsuccessful businesses and then went to Britain in 1920

1906

He received his schooling from the Larchfield Academy in Helensburgh before going to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College in 1906 to study electrical engineering

1900

Arthur Korn in the first decade of 1900 had invented the first successful signal-conditioning circuit for image transmission that could send fax pictures by telephone/wireless even over oceans

1888

John Logie Baird was born on August 13, 1888 in Helensburgh, Scotland, as the fourth, and youngest child of the Reverend John Baird and Jessie Morrison Inglis