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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

1878 Highlights

About May 4, 1878

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 142 years and 1 month
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus