Some things happen in our lives that no matter the number of years that pass, you can never forget. The entertainment industry is not from another world, it is a part of this world with cultures and history that define its own circle. There are events in the entertainment industry that provoke emotions and even celebration amongst the people in this world. In this write up, you will find these notable historical moments that are held very dearly and are regarded as priceless memories in the entertainment industry.
1877 – In 1877, the first sound recording machine was invented. Although other devices that could capture sounds had been invented, it could record sounds and voices then play it back. Though not in the highest quality of audio, it was audible and clear enough. This machine was called the phonograph. This was the name given to it by its inventor, Thomas Edison. Ten years after this, with many upgrades in this device or machine, its name was changed, it was then called, the gramophone. This same device was being improved on year after year, became the widely known record player in the 1940s. The first set of phonograph records were sold in 1892.
1895 – Have you wondered when the movie theatre business started? The cinemas and films must have an origin right? Well, in the early months of 1985, Robert W. Paul and Birt Acres invented the first working 35 mm movie camera. This invention was done in Britain and it was called the Kineopticon. The first set of movies the filmed with the Kineopticon are Incident at Clovelly Cottage, The Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race and Rough Sea at Dover.
1897 – An Italian electrical engineer, Guglielmo Marconi, had been at work for quite some time in the 1890s, working on how far the transmission of the radio can go. He became successful in 1897. Due to his invention of the wireless telegraphy, the radio could be heard over a very long distance. Although he is acknowledged and awarded the inventor of radio, he shares his achievement with Karl Ferdinand Braun, on the invention of the radio telegraph system.
1909 – Over many years of working and many years of experimentation by different scholars from different parts of the world, two scientists, Georges Rignoux and A. Fournier were able to perform the first live transmission of images in Paris. This could be referred to as the origin of broadcasting and television.
1962 – In 1962, the first video game ever made to be played on a computer was created. This game was called Spacewar. It was invented by Steve Russell. Although Russell does not like being romanticized over it, he surprised the computer companies he worked with and the whole technology world with this invention, which has now birthed thousands of video games today.
There are many other historical events in the history of entertainment. However, this few are to prove that this industry also thrives on a history of humble beginnings.