John Logie Baird


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John Logie Baird
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BirthplaceHelensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Died
NationalityScottish
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Inventor
Businessman
EducationLarchfield Academy, Helensburgh
Known for Invention of television

Baird, John Logie,

1888–1946, Scottish inventor. In 1926 he gave the first demonstration of true television with a televisor of his own invention that differed from later instruments in being partially mechanical rather than wholly electronic. He accomplished transatlantic television in 1928 and demonstrated color television in the same year. He also invented (1926) the noctovisor, an instrument for making objects visible in the dark or through fog by means of infrared light.
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JOHN LOGIE BAIRD August 14,1888–June 14,1946 invented television
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1926: John Logie Baird gave a public demonstration of television to members of the Royal Institution in London.