Philo Farnsworth (Television)
Philo Farnsworth was born in 1906 in Utah. While still a teenager, Farnsworth was inspired by plowing rows of crops and developed a plan to transmit electronic images as a series of scanning lines. Using drawings he made in high school, Farnsworth made the first television. He fought patent battles with RCA for many years, and eventually won, though he never made much money from his invention. He continued working on many different inventions throughout his life, and holds over 300 patents. His work helped create infrared night vision goggles, baby incubators, and even a device to create nuclear fusion. Farnsworth died in 1971.