Preparations are underway for Philo T. Farnsworth Day 9/7/27

100 Years of Television:
September 7, 2027

Television will be 100 years old in 2027, and preparations are now underway for what we’re calling…


SEPTEMBER 7, 1927 – 2027



Television started with this sketch, hand drawn by Philo Farnsworth in 1922
Television started with this sketch, hand drawn by Philo Farnsworth in 1922

Every video screen on the planet – including the one you are looking at right now – can trace its origins to a sketch that 14-year-old Philo T. Farnsworth drew for his high school science teacher in 1922.

It was four years before the teenager found an investor willing take a flyer on his idea, and another year before he produced his first results.

On Sept 7, 1927 Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting a simple image from the bottom of one empty bottle to the bottom of another in the next room.  It was at that moment that true, electronic video – a system that replaced mechanical contraptions with the electron itself – arrived on Earth.

Farnsworth’s seminal, pivotal contribution to human evolution has gone largely overlooked and neglected for a variety of reasons: He was never inclined to dwell on his past achievements. There were plenty of others willing to take the credit.  And most importantly, he was not survived by a company that could continue his legacy as his invention became the most ubiquitous appliance on the planet.

We have four years now to prepare to correct the oversight.

Electronic video – television – will be 100 years old in 2027.  Let’s start planning the Centennial Celebration now.

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