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Published: Wednesday, May 30 2012 9:19 a.m. MDT

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Philo T. Farnsworth (1927)

The concept of television had been inspiring scientists for years before Philo T. Farnsworth, at the age of 21, introduced his electronic television while working in San Francisco. As a teen, Farnsworth had shown interest in producing images electronically, even producing a sketch of his future work for a chemistry teacher in 1922. Farnsworth applied for a patent on the device in 1927, and years of improvements to his “image dissector” have given us the television of today.
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Central, Utah

Some may say that TV has been a blessing, others may have the opposite opinion. The result is it IS here and like a bunch of other thinss, like computers, is is how we utilize them.

The Dixie Kid
Saint George, UT

First fry sauce, really? Didn't know that it was that great of an achievement. Must have been a real Manhattan Project going on there..

Salt Lake City, UT

Harvey Fletcher of Bell Telephone Laboratories, for first stereophonic recording on movie film, 1941

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