John Logie Baird grey plaque in London

From this site John Logie Baird broadcast the first television programme in Great Britain on the 30th September 1929

John Logie Baird FRSE (/ˈloʊɡi bɜrd/; 14 August 1888 – 14 June 1946) was a Scottish engineer, innovator and inventor of the world's first television; the first publicly demonstrated colour television system; and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube. 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 2002, Baird was ranked number 44 in the BBC's list of the "100 Greatest Britons" following a UK-wide vote. In 2006, Logie Baird was also 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'.

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