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What Happened on October 17, 1888

Historical Events

InventionHistoric Invention

Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

1888 Highlights

About October 17, 1888

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra