John Baird was born in Scotland on August 13th, 1888. He went to school at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College where he took up electrical engineering. Before he could finish up his degree WWI broke out and he was not able to finish. He is most famous for his invention of the television. In 1925 he projected his first live picture in grayscale. The picture was made up of 30 vertical lines and shown at 5 frames per second. In his first public demonstration a few months later he repeated the same pictures for the Royal Institution and reporters. By this time he also had the frame rate up to 12.5 frames per second. In 1927 he was able to send a television transmission from London to Glasgow which was a distance of 438 miles. He founded the Baird Television Development Company in 1928 which he used to send the first transatlantic television transmission. In the same year Baird also produced the first color television system. John Baird died on June 14th 1946.