On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1877

Historical Events

Thomas Edison's Phonograph

Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph (gramophone) to the editors of "Scientific American"

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Huger, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 72
1877 Highlights

About December 7, 1877

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius