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Most Historically Significant Individuals That No One Knows

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Samantha Hsieh

on 22 May 2011

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Most
Historically Significant
Individuals
(That No One Knows) Philo Farnsworth
August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971
Born in Beaver, Utah but moved to California
American Inventor
Invented the first fully functional video camera tube, the first fully functional electronic television system and demonstrated the first TV Set on September 7, 1927
Had a legal battle with RCA because he refused to sell them his patent Eadweard Muybridge
April 9 1830 – May 8 1904
British Photographer
He emigrated to the US, arriving in San Francisco in 1855, where he started a career as a publisher's agent and bookseller
Predecessor to the modern day movie Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett
1832 –1894
Union Army Soldier
Died in the Great Hinckley Fire in 1894
Escaped from an insane asylum in 1888
Assasinated John Wilkes Booth Marian Anderson
February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993
Opera Singer
Contralto
Breakthrough artist of African Americans
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt helped Anderson performed an open-air concert on April 9, 1939 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial
First Black Person to sing at the Metropolitan Opera
In 1957 Anderson's autobiography, My Lord, What a Morning, was published Tim Berners-Lee
born 8 June 1955
British physicist, computer scientist and MIT professor
Inventor of the World- Wide- Web By Samantha Hsieh
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