Philo T. Farnsworth

By Tessa Goodrich

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Birth

August 19, 1906

Born in a log cabin in Beaver, Utah

Moved to Idaho

1917

Learned about the television

Brigham Young University

1922

Started college at Brigham Young University

Fathers Death

1924

Dropped out of college to support family

Philo Got New Investors

1926

Philo found new investors that gave him one more year

Television Exploded

1926

Philo met with his investors and the television exploded

Philo Married Pem

1926

Unveiled the First Television

1927

Philo unveiled the television to his investors

Fought Legal Charges

1929

His inventions were in violation of Vladimir Zworykins patents

Philo left Philco

1933

Philo left the company Philco

Founded Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation

1938

Founded Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Sold Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation

1949

Philo sold his company

Accepted Offer from RCA

1949

Philo accepted an offer of $1,000,000 from RCA to market and sell the first electronic televisions

Moved Back to Utah

1967

Philo moved back to Utah to run a fusion lab and Brigham Young University where he went to college

Stopped Research

1970

Philo had to stop his research because of debt

Depression

1970

Philo battled with his depression and turned to alcohol and drugs

Death

March 11, 1971

Died of pneumonia in Salt Lake City on March 11, 1971