On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1878

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Historic InventionThomas Edison's Phonograph

Thomas Edison is granted a patent for his gramophone (phonograph)
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Thomas Edison with his second phonograph, photographed in 1878
Thomas Edison with his second phonograph, photographed in 1878

Famous Deaths

  • Charles F Daubigny, French restaurateur/painter, dies at 61