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What is significant about Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville's recording of the song "Au clair de la lune" in 1860?

Question #148367. Asked by apathy100.
Last updated Oct 10 2021.
Originally posted Mar 29 2021 8:04 AM.

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It was the first known example of recording the sound of the human voice; 20 years before Thomas Edison claimed to have 'invented' it.

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Response last updated by gtho4 on Oct 10 2021.
Mar 29 2021, 8:27 AM
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