John Logie Baird (1888 – 1946). Scottish engineer, innovator, one of the inventors of the mechanical television, demonstrating the first working television system on 26 January 1926, and inventor of both the first publicly demonstrated colour television system, and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube.
In 1928 the Baird
Television Development Company achieved the first transatlantic
television transmission. Baird's early technological successes and his
role in the practical introduction of broadcast television for home
entertainment have earned him a prominent place in television's history.
- "... and peering intensely at curious onlookers through wire rim glasses framed by a shock of floppy red hair." https://books.google.it/books…