1906 – Fansworth was born in Beaver, Utah on the 19th of August.
1920 – He excelled in chemistry and physics at Rigby High School.
1923 – He went to study at the Brigham Young University.
1926 – Farnsworth formed a research partnership with George Everson in Salt Lake City. He co-founded Crocker Research Laboratories.
1927 – Farnsworth’s Image Dissector camera tube transmitted its first image, a simple straight line on the 7th of September.
1928 – Farnsworth had developed the system sufficiently to hold a demonstration for the press and the image shown to them was a dollar sign.
1929 – He improved the system by elimination of a motor generator. He was able to transmit the first human images by television system.
1931 – David Sarnoff of RCA offered to buy Farnsworth’s patents for $100,000 but he declined the offer. He joined the Philco company and moved his laboratory to Philadelphia.
1936 – Farnsworth’s company was transmitting regular entertainment programs experimentally.
1939 – He sold his television patents to RCA Victor for $1 million.
1971 – He died from pneumonia on the 11th of March at the age of 64.