Datebook: September 7 - Farnsworth Develops Electronic TV 85 Years Ago

Sep 7, 2012

On this day in 1927, Philo Farnsworth transmitted a simple straight line in his San Francisco laboratory. The next image, shown to backers, was a dollar sign. This is because he had achieved the first fully electronic television system. The third image shown was an episode of Jersey Shore.

It’s Friday, September 7

Dr. Arthur Allen performs free oral cancer screenings tomorrow morning at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.  Risk for oral cancer increases with tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, overexposure to the sun, or a family history of cancer.  The screening helps catch cancer in its early stages.  Pre-registration is required by calling (270) 762-1832.

Big River continues at Playhouse in the Park this weekend.  The musical follows the irrepressible Huckleberry Finn as he helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River.  Performances are tonight and tomorrow night at 7, and Sunday at 2:30. Reserve tickets by calling 759-1752.

The Paducah Railroad Museum offers a Story Hour tomorrow.  Kids can listen to the train story “Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express,” then enjoy related crafts and games.  Sessions meet at 11, 1, and 3. 

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