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TELEVISION WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1927

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Philo Taylor Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971)


A  21 year-old Utah inventor Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting the
image of a line to a small screen through purely electronic means with a device
called an “image dissector”
or simply, a video camera tube. Now we know it
better as… television. He was also the first person to demonstrate such a
system to the public.

Farnsworth developed a television system complete with receiver and camera,
which he produced commercially in the firm of the Farnsworth Television and
Radio Corporation, from 1938 to 1951. He held 165 patents, mostly in radio
and television.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley)
(September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959)

Buddy Holly’s version of the Mickey Baker and Sylvia Vanderpool hit
song was recorded in January 1959, days before his death.

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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Samuel "Sam" Cooke (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964)

The song ”You Send Me” was Sam Cooke’s debut single, becoming a
number one hit on both Billboard‘s Rhythm & Blues Records chart and
the
Billboard Hot 100.

It was named as one of the 500 most important rock and roll recordings
by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In 2005, the song was voted #115 by
representatives of the music industry and the press in Rolling Stone
magazine’s
The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

 

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ADMIRAL HI-FI FOR 1957

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America’s most powerful portable hi-fi!

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