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Tue Jan 26, 2016, 11:31 AM

Today's Google Doodle: Who invented television?



http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/google-doodle-marks-90th-anniversary-1st-live-demo-mechanical-tv-by-john-logie-baird-1540032

The Doodle marks the 90th anniversary of the first public demonstration of the mechanical television. On Jan. 26, 1926, Scottish inventor John Logie Baird transmitted a moving image of his business partner’s face onto a screen, according to the Telegraph.

The image was blurred and measured only 3.5 by 2 in. (8.8 by 5 cm) but made history as the first live public broadcast.

In a 1926 review of the “televisor,” as the device was known, TIME praised Baird’s devise for permitting “looking in as well as listening in.” Broadcasting for the receiver, which was priced at £30, was set “to begin at once.”

http://time.com/4193652/google-doodle-television-tv-anniversary/

I remember coming home from school and seeing a new television in the living room! It was 1953 and the first thing I can remember watching was the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in very grainy black and white. It was so exciting!

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