On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1877

Historical Events

Thomas Edison's Phonograph

Thomas Edison completes 1st model for the phonograph, a device that recorded sound onto tinfoil cylinders

Famous Deaths

  • James Drummond, Scottish historical painter, (b. 1816)
1877 Highlights

About August 12, 1877

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo