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November 29, 2010 / jmeuropeana

Today in Europeana: 29 November

Edison demonstrates the phonograph; Napoleon’s army crosses the Berezina; Donizetti was born.

On 29 November 1877 Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph for the first time.

Edison C (GEM)

In 1812, Napoleon’s troops crossed the Berezina, and a big battle ensued.

Le passage de la Bérésina, 27, 28 et 29 novembre 1812

Italian composer Donizetti was born in 1797 in Bergamo.

Szenenbilder der Oper

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