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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th April 1993 1000 kg heavy IRA car bomb explodes in London, killing 1

24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)

24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)

24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).

24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.

John Logie Baird lived here



John Logie Baird lived here

Logie Baird developed the world's 1st colour television here

Location: 3 Crescent Wood Road, Sydenham, SE16

Description: After inventing television in 1926 John Logie Baird also patented a system which later became known as Radar, and helped the BBC begin the first public television service in 1932.

In 1933 he set up his company at the Crystal Palace nearby. Baird moved to this house where he could work on new projects including large-screens for cinemas, colour and stereoscopic TV.

Here in his laboratory he had set up he developed of the worlds first colour television system in December 1940.


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John Logie Baird lived here

Logie Baird developed the world's 1st colour television here


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