Émile Berliner receives a patent for the gramophone, which is the first music playing device to use a flat disk record. (US No. 372,786) In 1898, he will founds the Berliner Grammophon Gesellschaft record company.
Thomas Edison is issued a patent for a “Process of and Apparatus for Generating Electricity” and for a “Phonogram-Blank Carrier.” (US No. 460,122 and 460,123)
Thomas Alva Edison is issued a patent for a “Phonograph-Record.” (US No. 1,111,999)
A demonstration of a transcontinental radio telephone is given in New York City. Speech is transmitted over 2,500 miles via Arlington, Virginia to Mare Island in San Francisco, California. In a second demonstration the same night, speech is also transmitted t...
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