This Was Television On December 25

1926: “The father of Japanese television” makes a breakthrough

Electrical engineer Kenjiro Takayanagi broadcast a Japanese character composed of 40 scan lines, using a cathode-ray tube , in a demonstration at the high school where he was a teacher. This was one of the first recorded successful uses  of an all-electronic system of television in the technology’s history. -A.D.

Today’s Birthdays: Rick Berman, producer (67); Cheryl Chase, rugrat (54); Mabel King, mama (d. 1999); Rob Mariano, Bostoner (37); CCH Pounder, detective (60); Gary Sandy, program director (67); Rod Serling, in the Zone (d. 1975).

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