Vacuum Tubes Past History: November 16, 1904. Happy Birthday to the Vacuum Tube!

Vacuum Tubes Past History

November 16, 1904

Happy Birthday to the Vacuum Tube!

On this day, Sir John Ambrose Fleming invented the Fleming valve, the first thermionic valve, now known as the vacuum tube. Sir Fleming is widely considered to be the father of modern electronics, and his invention is the foundation for radios, televisions, computers… all electronic devices.