1878 – Thomas Edison recorded the human voice for the first time reciting, “Mary had a little lamb”  00:17

  1878 – First ever recorded musical performance made in St Louis in 1878 on a sheet of tin foil on a phonograph invented by Thomas Edison.  The audio recording begins with a short cornet solo followed by the voice of a man reciting nursery rhymes.

  1878 – Thomas Edison talk to Mr. Blaine.  01:26


  1882 – John D. Rockefeller fundraising speech. Founder of the Standard Oil Company, he had a near-monopoly of the oil business in the U.S. and his business practices led to the passing of antitrust laws.  04:12