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On this day in 1877, Thomas Edison announced the invention of the phonograph

November 21, 2022

On this day in 1877, Thomas Edison announced the invention of the phonograph. The phonograph ushered in a new era in which recordings could be made, saved, and played back. Edison came across the mechanism while looking for a way to record telephone conversations.

Did you know? The first words recorded were the lyrics to โ€œMary had a little lamb.โ€ Although initially suggested for business purposes โ€“ dictation and record-keeping โ€“ the new technology was soon being used for entertainment purposes. ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

His Masterโ€™s Voice, Francis Barraud, 1898 ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

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November 21, 2022
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