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October 2, 1925: First Test of Working Television System

Today in 1925, Scottish engineer John Logie Baird successfully transmitted the first television picture. The image, of a ventriloquist dummy head by the name of Stooky Bill, transmitted at 5 frames per second. Baird would continue to enhance his invention over the years. In 1941, he proposed and patented a full-color three-dimensional television, but it was ultimately never produced. It wasn't until over 60 years later that the first 3D TV would become commercially available.

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September 7, 1927: First Fully Electric Television Demonstrated

Today in 1927, American inventor Philo Farnsworth successfully demonstrated the world's first electronic television image. A simple line was sent from his image dissector camera tube in one room of his San Francisco laboratory to a receiver in another room. His invention (which he co-credits his wife, Elma, with) would go on to lay the groundwork for television as we know it today.

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