Who Invented The Mechanical Television? John Logie Baird Google Doodle Marks TV’s 90th Anniversary
On this day in 1926, John Logie Baird demonstrated his "televisor" invention for the Royal Institution and The Times of London.
Today’s Google logo has been replaced with a doodle marking the 90th anniversary of the first demonstration of a television, which leads to a search for “who invented the mechanical television” that includes the quick answer: John Logie Baird.
On January 26, 1926, in London’s Soho district, Scottish inventor John Logie Baird demonstrated the first television system for the Royal Institution of Great Britain and a reporter from The Times of London. Through his invention, which he called a “televisor,” Baird was able to transmit images of a person working a ventriloquist doll.
According to BairdTelevision.com, two days after Baird’s demonstration, The Times reported on the historic event with skepticism: “It has yet to be seen to what extent further developments will carry Mr. Baird’s system towards practical use.”
Google’s John Logie Baird TV doodle is being displayed on its US home page, along with many international home pages, and includes a link to share the image on social networks and email.