Historical Events in December 1877

  • Dec 2 Camille Saint-SaĆ«ns' opera "Samson et Dalila" premieres in Weimar

Music releaseMusic Recording

Dec 6 Thomas Edison records himself reciting "Mary had a little lamb"

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • Dec 6 Washington Post publishes 1st edition
  • Dec 7 Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph (gramophone) to the editors of "Scientific American"
  • Dec 16 Anton Bruckner's 3rd Symphony in D, premieres
  • Dec 22 Thomas Edison's phonograph is announced by Scientific American
  • Dec 22 "American Bicycling Journal" begins publishing (Boston, Mass)
  • Dec 24 Thomas Edison files a patents for the phonograph
  • Dec 26 Socialist Labor Party of North America holds 1st national convention
  • Dec 28 John Stevens, applies for a patent for his flour rolling mill
  • Dec 30 Johnannes Brahms' 2nd Symphony in D, premieres in Vienna