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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

14th August 1967 Pirate radio stations Radio 270, Radio London, Radio Ireland

14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.

14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London

14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)

14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.

14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.

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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