This Was Television On January 7

1927: Philo T. Farnsworth files four patents

Farnsworth filed patents #1773980, #1773981, #1758359, and #1806935 with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. These patents—”television system,” “television receiving system,” “electric oscillator system” and “light valve”—were issued between May 1930 and May 1931. All were instrumental components in the invention which would earn Farnsworth the nickname, “the father of television.” -A.D.

Today’s Birthdays: David Caruso, cop (57); Katie Couric, journalist (56); Dustin Diamond, Baysider (36); Lyndsy Fonseca, daughter (26); Vincent Gardenia, character actor (d. 1992); David Marciano, detective (53); Robert Ri’chard, rocker (30); Anne Schedeen, alien keeper (64); Hallie Todd, mom (51); Steven Williams, cop (64); David Yost, Power Ranger (44).

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