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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th July 1993 S van Ruysdael's Winter Landscape sold for 705,500 in London

16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.go to related location

16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

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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