Ten fun facts about John Logie Baird
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The Logie Awards, an Australian award ceremony honoring the television industry, was named after him.
His invention of the first color picture television earned him number 44 in the BBC's list of 100 Greatest Britons.
Although he attended the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde, he never graduated.
He is actually credited with creating the first live, moving television with an image using reflected light.Fact 5
The first working television he invented used some items like darning needles, a used tea chest, an old hatbox and a pair of scissors.Fact 6
The image he used on his first television was an office worker below his laboratory, making him the first person to be televised.Fact 7
When first wanting to promote his invention, the news editor he spoke with claimed he was crazy.Fact 8
During his experiments using only images for the picture on his TV, he used a dummy named "Stooky Bill".Fact 9
He transmitted the first long distance television picture, which traveled over 400 miles.Fact 10
Not as popular as the TV, his other inventions include a glass razor, diamonds by the heating of graphite and pneumatic shoes. Click here for more people facts ❯
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