Friday, April 24, 2009

This Day in History: April 24, 1936

April 24, 1936

This day is history marks the first unscheduled television event.

A group of firemen responding to an alarm in Camden, New Jersey, is televised on this day in 1936. It was the first time an unplanned event was broadcast on television, anticipating the development of live TV news coverage.

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