What Happened in 1877

Significant Events

  • Apr 15 1st telephone installed: Boston-Somerville in Massachusetts
  • Apr 24 Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78: Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
  • Sep 24 Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion
  • Nov 21 Thomas Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph), the 1st machine to play and record sound
  • Nov 29 US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time
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First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first offical lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only

On July 9, 1877


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1st recording made of the human voice made by Thomas Edison reciting "Mary had a little lamb"

On December 6, 1877

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