On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1877

Historical Events


Historic InventionThomas Edison's Phonograph

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

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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

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

About December 7, 1877

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius