On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1877

Historical Events


Historic InventionThomas Edison's Phonograph

Thomas Edison files a patents for the phonograph

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Thomas Edison with his second phonograph, photographed in 1878
Thomas Edison with his second phonograph, photographed in 1878
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Famous Deaths

  • Robert Parker Parrott, American inventor (developed the rifled cannon known as the Parrott gun), dies at 73
1877 Highlights

About December 24, 1877

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn