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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
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How, in the name of John Logie Baird, does an official stand any chance of giving the correct decision by walking off the pitch and staring at a telly, when four esteemed former refs can come up with different opinions about two incidents while having plenty of time to work it out.
1926: John Logie Baird gave a public demonstration of television to members of the Royal Institution in London.
1926 - First public demo of TV by John Logie Baird, above.
1925: In his workshop in London, John Logie Baird achieved the first television pictures using a dummy's head.
1888: John Logie Baird, electrical engineer who helped pioneer television, was born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire.
We have a proud tradition of producing some of the field's greats, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, George Stephenson and John Logie Baird to name but a few.
Pioneers such as Sir Alexander Fleming, John Logie Baird and Victorian chemist Dr James Young are ranked among the greatest innovators of our time.
Quite apart from politics, literature and the arts, those luminaries include (among others): John Logie Baird, Alexander Graham Bell, Andrew Carnegie, James Dewar, John Boyd Dunlop, Alexander Fleming, James Gregory, Douglas Haig, David Hume, David Livingstone, John McAdam, Robert McAlpine, Charles Macintosh, Adam Smith, Robert Thomson, Robert Watson-Watt and James Watt.
There is no question television is playing a more central role in our lives than ever," Iain Logie Baird, grandson of the inventor of the television set, John Logie Baird, and curator at the National Media Museum in Bradford, added.
The late singer, whose hits include Penny Lane, easily won the public vote for the next "Great Briton" to be immortalised on a coin, beating a line-up of historical figures including Jane Austen and John Logie Baird.
The Baird Corporation, founded by John Logie Baird, the Scottish inventor of the TV, was the world's only recognised TV manufacturer at the end of the 1920s, with its Televisor Model B being the first mass-produced, commercially available set.