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John Logie Baird

TV Inventor

Died when: 57 years 305 days (694 months)
Star Sign: Leo


John Logie Baird

John Logie Baird FRSE (; 13 August 1888 – 14 June 1946) was a Scottish inventor, electrical engineer, and innovator, demonstrating the world's first working television system on 26 January 1926.

He also invented the first publicly demonstrated colour television system, and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube.In 1928 the Baird Television Development Company achieved the first transatlantic television transmission.

Baird's early technological successes and his role in the practical introduction of broadcast television for home entertainment have earned him a prominent place in television's history.

In 2006, Baird was named as one of the 10 greatest Scottish scientists in history, having been listed in the National Library of Scotland's 'Scottish Science Hall of Fame'.

In 2015 he was inducted into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame.On the 26 January 2017 – IEEE unveil a bronze street plaque at 22 Frith Street (Bar Italia), London, dedicated to Baird and the invention of television.

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