1899 – Born in Russia; birth of the father of television
1919 – He came to the United States and was employed at Westinghouse in 1920
1923 – He patented the iconoscope, the first television transmission tube
1925 – He filed a patent for a color picture tube
1929 – Zworykin became director of the RCA electronics research laboratory and remained with the company until his retirement in 1954
– His accomplishments include the invention of a system to convert infrared or ultraviolet into visible light and a bomb guided by television, as well as work in the development of the electron microscope and the computer.
– During World War II he was a scientific advisor to the U.S. government
1982- Died on July 29