On This Day

What Happened on November 29, 1877

Historical Events


Historic InventionThomas Edison's Phonograph

US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time

Learn More
Thomas Edison with his second phonograph, photographed in 1878
Thomas Edison with his second phonograph, photographed in 1878
Learn More

1877 Highlights

About November 29, 1877

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius