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06/10/1889 Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture

Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor, who developed devices such as phonograph, the motion picture camera and light bulb. Edison worked on the motion picture camera together with W. K. L. Dickson. They made the Strip Kinetograph which took pictures so fast that they would seem to move.


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