Events in Film & Television in 1894

Film & TV History

Jan 7 William K.L. Dickson captures "Fred Ott's Sneeze" as a motion picture at Thomas Edison's Black Mariah Studio, West Orange, New Jersey [1]

  • Jan 9 William K.L. Dickson's motion picture "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" aka "Fred Ott's Sneeze" receives first US copyright for the format; it was filmed a few days earlier at Edison Studio, West Orange, New Jersey [1]

Theater Premiere

Mar 30 George Bernard Shaw's comedy play "Candida" premieres at Theatre Royal, South Shields, England

  • Apr 14 1st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)
  • Sep 8 Employed by Thomas Edison, William K.L. Dickson films first boxing match at West Orange, New Jersey, an exhibition between world heavyweight champion James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney