On this day in science history: 9 May

From the days of ancient technology to modern science - find out what happened on this day in the history of science.

9th May 2017
Thomas Edison © Hulton Archive/Getty Images

© Hulton Archive/Getty Images

1893 - First motion picture screened

Without Thomas Alva Edison and his employee William Kennedy Dickson, the inventors of the motion picture camera, we would have to live in a world without cinema. In 1893 on this day, 400 spectators watched the first motion picture exhibition in Brooklyn.

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