Patent for First Movie a Hit

Edison's Optical Phonograph, Creator of the First Movie. Photo courtesy of technicacommunications.com.

October 17, 1888

Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph, the first movie, with images only 1/32 inches wide. Edison’s claim is that it will ‘do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear.’

We should all go out this evening for dinner and a movie to commemorate!