On This Day: February 19

February 19, 2015 § Leave a comment

1878
Thomas Alva Edison (1847–1931) patents the phonograph
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The technology that made the modern music business possible came into existence in theNew Jersey laboratory where Thomas Alva Edison created the first device to both record sound and play it back. He was awarded U.S. Patent No. 200,521 for his invention–the phonograph–on this day in 1878.

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Thomas Alva Edison. Source: Wikipedia. Click to enlarge.

Thomas Alva Edison. Source: Wikipedia. Click to enlarge.

1985
Mickey Mouse welcomed in China.

1985
William Schroeder is 1st artificial heart patient to leave hospital. He spent 15 minutes outside Humana Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

1995
Michael Tippett‘s “Rose Lake,” premieres.

Source: HistoryOrb


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