A military uprising in Spain led by General Francisco Franco leads to the Spanish Civil War.
Demonstrations of the John Logie Baird and Marconi-EMI systems at the Radiolympia exhibition in London
Jarrow march begins, with unemployed workers marching to London to state their grievances directly to the Prime Minister. It ends six days later with Stanley Baldwin refusing to meet the marchers.
BBC officially launches the world's first regular high-definition television service. For a trial period, the 405-line Marconi-EMI system and the 240-line John Logie Baird system are used during alternate weeks
BBC television's inaugural programme, including black song-and-dance double act Buck and Bubbles
The Marconi-EMI system is chosen over John Logie Baird's for BBC Television
George VI's coronation procession televised - the first use of TV outside broadcast van
Wimbledon tennis championships are televised for the first time