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On this day: November 21

POSTED: 12:35 AM PST Nov 20, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 20, 2013 

Thomas Edison announces the phonograph, "Frankenstein" and "Rocky" premiere 45 years apart, Tweety Bird makes his debut, and millions tune in to find out "who shot J.R.," all on this day.

OTD November 21 - Edison's phonograph
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Library of Congress

1877: Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph. His phonograph originally recorded sound onto a tinfoil sheet phonograph cylinder, and could both record and reproduce sounds.

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