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December 6: Thomas Edison's First Sound Recording (1877)

It was on this date, December 6, 1877, that inventor and Atheist Thomas Alva Edison demonstrated the first sound recording at West Orange, New Jersey. On that occasion he recited “Mary had a Little Lamb” into a recording device using a needle to scratch a sound track onto a cylinder wrapped in tinfoil.

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Originally published December 2003 by Ronald Bruce Meyer.

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