|Thomas Edison examines his film.|
It was 130 years ago today that Thomas Edison showed the first movie, on October 6, 1889. It was called Monkeyshines No. 1.
It was the first moving picture, although a British photographer eleven years earlier had shown that pictures of a horse viewed in sequence gave the appearance of motion.
For a short film on the beginnings of modern movies, go here: https://bit.ly/2OcEZ7a
Edison's other inventions included the phonograph, the electric light bulb and the electric power industry.