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Events in Film & Television in 1897

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 18 Paul Dukas' symphonic scherzo "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice" (used in Disney's Fantasia film) premieres, based on poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

InventionHistoric Invention

Aug 31 Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope [kinetographic camera], a device which produces moving pictures

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • Dec 12 Rudolph Dirks' 1st "The Katzenjammer Kids" cartoon strip appears in NY Journal