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Events in Film & Television in 1878

  • May 13 Danvers State Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Massachusetts, opens—later serves as inspiration for Arkham Sanitorium in the work of H.P. Lovecraft, which in turn inspired Arkham Asylum of the D.C. Batman universe

Historic InventionFirst Moving Images

Jun 15 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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