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What Happened on June 15, 1878

Historical Events


Historic InventionFirst Moving Images

World's first moving pictures caught on camera (used 12 cameras, each taking 1 picture) done to see if all 4 of a horse's hooves leave the ground

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The first moving images ever captured, Sallie Gardner at a Gallop, taken in 1878 by Eadweard Muybridge
The first moving images ever captured, Sallie Gardner at a Gallop, taken in 1878 by Eadweard Muybridge
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Famous Birthdays

  • Margaret Abbott, American golfer (1st American woman to win Olympic event, golf 1900), born in Calcutta, India (d. 1955)
1878 Highlights

About June 15, 1878

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini