This was Television on February 4

1938: The first public demonstration of color television

In an evening performance at London’s Dominion Hall, accomplished inventor John Logie Baird put one of his most recent breakthroughs into effect. Approximately 3,000 attendees witnessed as images full color images were transmitted, via radio wavelengths, from the Crystal Palace 16 kilometers (10 miles) away. It was but one of many technological feats for Baird, one of the most instrumental figures in the evolution of TV technology in the first half of the 20th century.  -A.D.

Today’s Birthdays: Jerry Adler, mob advisor (84); Conrad Bain, adoptive dad (d. 2013); David Brenner, comic (77); Rob Corddry, pediatrician (42); John Schuck, cop (73); William Talman, district attorney (d. 1968); Janet Waldo, space-age teen (89).

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