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Did you know that on January 26th, 1926 — 91 years ago today — the first working television system was demonstrated to the public? The demonstration took place in London and was conducted by Scottish inventor John Logie Baird, who had successfully transmitted the first grayscale television picture in his lab a few months before. Over the next two decades, Baird continued to make advancements in mechanical, color, and electronic tv broadcasts, earning him a prominent place in the history of television.

Photo courtesy of the Royal Television Society.