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Zworykin, Vladimir Kosma

Born: 1889 AD
Died: 1982 AD
Nationality: Russian
Categories: Inventor

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