This Day in History: 12/28/1895 - First Commercial Movie

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See what happened in history on December 28 in this video of This Day in History. On December 28, 1912, the first public street car was established in San Francisco, while most transit systems were privately owned at the time. In 1945, Congress officially excepted the pledge of allegiance that was written for a children's magazine 50 years earlier. In addition, on December 28, 1981, Elizabeth Jordan Carr was born as the first child to be conceived using in-vitro fertilization. Lastly, on the day in 1895 the first movie was screened with the help of a camera doubling as a film projector. This set up was created by Louis and Auguste Lumiere. The show was a box office hit, but the reviewers thought that this new business had no future.

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