John Baird Logie invents television
On This Day reminds us that on January 27, 1926, John Logie Baird gave scientists from the Royal Society the world's first demonstration of a true television system, one that could broadcast moving images with tone graduation.
The whole story can be read here (scroll down).
Those of a more literary bent may like to know that Lewis Carroll was born today.
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