The history of Television (Ren B.) By Olinde Grade 5 Jan 1, 1888 Edison attempts to record picture photos onto a wax cylinder. Edison attempts to record picture photos onto a wax cylinder. Jan 1, 1891 1891-1895 Dickson shoots numerous 15 second motion pictures using Edison's kineograph, his motion picture camera. Jan 1, 1895 First public demonstration of motion pictures displayed in France. Jan 1, 1936 First television broadcast made available in London. Jan 1, 1938 Initial proposal for color TV broadcast made by George Valensi.