Events People (Births) People (Deaths) Adolph Zukor Adolph Zukor (Hungarian: Zukor Adolf; 07 January 1873 to 10 June 1976) was a Hungarian-American film producer best known as one of the three founders of Paramount Pictures. He produced one of America’s first feature-length films, The Prisoner of Zenda, in 1913. Paramount Pictures Paramount Pictures Corporation is… Read More
On This Day … 27 June 
People (Births) 1935 – Eugene Augustin Lauste, French-American inventor (b. 1857). People (Deaths) 1996 – Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer (b. 1909). Eugene Augustin Lauste Eugène Augustin Lauste (17 January 1857 to 27 June 1935) was a French inventor instrumental in the technological development of the history of cinema. By age 23 he held… Read More
On This Day … 20 May 
Events 1891 – History of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison’s prototype kinetoscope. Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison (11 February 1847 to 18 October 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include… Read More
On This Day … 07 January
Events 1894 – Thomas Edison makes a kinetoscopic film of someone sneezing. On the same day, his employee, William Kennedy Dickson, receives a patent for motion picture film.
On This Day … 31 August
Events 1897 – Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector. Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison (11 February 1847 to 18 October 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who has been described as America’s greatest inventor. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion… Read More
On This Day … 20 May
Events 1891 – History of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison’s prototype kinetoscope. Kinetoscope The Kinetoscope is an early motion picture exhibition device. The Kinetoscope was designed for films to be viewed by one individual at a time through a peephole viewer window at the top of the device. The Kinetoscope was not… Read More
On This Day … 14 April
Events 1894 – The first ever commercial motion picture house opens in New York City, United States, using ten Kinetoscopes, a device for peep-show viewing of films.