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.
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.