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On this day in 1877, Thomas Edison announced the invention of the phonograph
November 21, 2022
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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 “Mary had a little lamb.” Although initially suggested for business purposes – dictation and record-keeping – the new technology was soon being used for entertainment purposes. 🎶🎶🎶
His Master’s Voice, Francis Barraud, 1898 🐶🐶🐶