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Baird

 (bârd), John Logie 1888-1946.
British inventor who gave the first public demonstration of a working mechanical television (1926) and transmitted the first television signal between London and New York (1927).

Baird

, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887.
American naturalist who studied and collected North American birds, mammals, and reptiles. He served as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1878 to 1887.

Baird

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(Biography) John Logie (ˈləʊɡɪ). 1888–1946, Scottish engineer: inventor of a 240-line mechanically scanned system of television, replaced in 1935 by a 405-line electrically scanned system