On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1878

Historical Events


Historic InventionThomas Edison's Phonograph

Thomas Edison's Phonograph shown for 1st time at Grand Opera House

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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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1878 Highlights

About May 4, 1878

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 143 years and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus