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Television pioneer John Logie Baird died - On this day in history

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John Logie Baird, the Helensburgh-born inventor who created the world's first successful publicly demonstrated television, died on 14 June 1946. Baird showed an early interest in electronics and inventing and as a child, managed to set up a telephone exchange system between his house and neighbouring properties.

Baird attended the University of Glasgow, but was prevented from completing his degree by the outbreak of World War One. He was a pioneer in the development of television and is credited with creating the first live and moving TV image. He also transmitted the world's first long distance television pictures, to the Grand Hotel in Glasgow. He died in Bexhill on Sea and is buried in Helensburgh Cemetery.

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