Baird, John Logie

Born: Aug 13, 1888 AD
Died: 1946 AD, at 57 years of age.

Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Engineers, Inventor

1888 - Born on the 13th of August in Helensburgh, Scotland.


1906 - Studied Electrical Engineering at Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College.


1911 - Experimented with remote-controlled photography.


1925 - He was able to transmit the 30-line image of a ventriloquist's dummy named Stooky Bill across the room.


1926 - Baird demonstrated the system in public.


1928 - Succeeded in sending images across the Atlantic.


1929 - Baird broadcast tests on the 2LO transmitter from his studio facility at Savoy Hill. Baird also sold 'Televisor' sets to receive the broadcasts.


1931 - Baird had married Margaret Albu.


1932 - The BBC use Biard's system to broadcast from television.


1933 - Baird Television Limited moved from Long Acre to the Crystal Palace, Baird demonstrated 120-line, 25 frames-per-second telecine equipment at the British Association's annual meeting.


1937 - Demonstrated sequential-frame colour television.


1938 - Baird demonstrated it to Dominion Theatre in London's Tottenham Court Road, where images from Crystal Palace were shown on a 12ft x 9ft screen.


1941 - He refined the mechanical system to transmit colour stereoscopic TV images using revolving shutters and Red/Green/Blue sectored discs.


1946 - John Logie Baird died at the age of 57, on 14th of June.



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