On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1878

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
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Famous Deaths

  • Charles-Fran├žois Daubigny, French painter of the Barbizon school, dies at 61
1878 Highlights

About February 19, 1878

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces