No comments | Sunday, October 27, 2013
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18 October, BBC (British Broadcasting Company) founded

First transmissions of Scottish inventor John Logie Baird's experimental mechanical television system and, in the USA, Philo T. Farnsworth's electronic TV system

22 November, BBC opens the world's first regular high-definition television service, from Alexandra Palace, London

21 June, Wimbledon Tennis Championships first broadcast

30 April, television coverage of the FA Cup Final
31 May, first BBC TV panel game, Spelling Bee
21 September in the UK, News Map

1 September, BBC television service is suspended throughout World War II
30 April, Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first president to appear on TV, opening the World's Fair in the New York
10 June, the first king and queen Elizabeth seen visiting the World's Fair

1 July, the first ever TV commercial, for a Bulova clock, is broadcast by WNBT New York, during a game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Philies

1 June, first TV licences are issued in the UK (cost 2 pounds)
7 June, BBC television broadcasts resume
7 July, first British children's TV programme, For the children, is broadcast

21 February, America's first regular daytime serial, or soap opera, A Woman to Remember, begin its run

29 July, London Olympic Games is televised

24 December, in the USA Amahl and The Night Visitors becomes the world's first commercial colour broadcast

2 June, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II is watched live by about 20 million people in Britain and as many as 200 million worldwide
11 November, current affairs programme Panorama is launched; goes on to become the longest-running programme on British TV

1 January, the Tournament of Roses parade at Pasadena, California, USA, becomes the first programme ever broadcast coast-to-coast
11 January, first TV weather forecast in the UK, by George Cowling
9 April, Britain's first TV soap opera, The Grove Family

22 September, first TV advert in the UK, for Gibbs SR toothpaste

13 May, first schools programmes broadcast in the UK
25 December, the Queen's first annual TV Christmas message broadcast

16 October, Blue Peter starts, the longest-running children's programme

21 July, first live broadcasts from the Moon (Apollo XI)
15 November, BBC1 and ITV start broadcasting in colour

1 August, MTV launched; The Buggle's Video Killed the Radio Star the first music video to be broadcast

5 February, Sky begins satellite broadcasting in the UK

9 November, BBC1 begins broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week (previously, TV closed down at night)

18 July, the UK launch of the first series of Big Brother starts a fashion for reality TV

High Definition television (HDTV) becomes available in the UK and other countries
No comments | Wednesday, October 23, 2013

  1.  The practice of burying the dead may date back  350,000 years.
  2.  More people commit suicide in New York city than  are  murdered.
  3.  All about 100 billion people have died in All Human  History.
  4.  About 153,000 people will die on your birthday. 
  5.  Left-handers die 3 years earlier than right-handed  people.
  6.  Doctors sloppy handwriting kills more than 7,000  people annually. 
  7.  When a person dies, his sense of hearing is the last  to go.
  8.  Every hour, at least 1 person is killed by a drunk  driver  in the U.S.
  9.  Within three days of death , the Enzymes that once  digested your dinner begin to eat you.
  10.  Mount Everest has about 200 dead bodies on it, which are now landmarks on the way to  the top.
  11.  You are more likely to die from a falling coconut than from a shark attack. 
  12.  Every 40 seconds someone commits suicide.
  13.  Italian serial killer Leonarda Cianciulli was famous for turning victims into tea cakes and  serving  them  to guests.
  14.  Sharks kill 12 people per year, while people kill 11,417 sharks per hour. 
  15.  35 million of your cells die every minute. 
  16.  Every 90 seconds, one woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth.
  17.  80% of all SOVIET males born in 1923 died in world war II.
  18.  The creator of the pringles packaging had his ashes stored in a pringles can after he  died.
  19.  Greek philospher  Chrysippus is said to have died of laughter after getting his donkey  drunk,  trying to eat figs. 
  20.  You are more likely to die slipping in the bathtub, getting struck by lightning, or drowning  in the  bathtub, than from terrorism.