Cinematograph records 1st footage

Auguste and Louis Lumière recorded the first footage using their newly-patented cinematograph, a competing device to Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope, on March 19, 1895. The film, La Sortie des usines Lumière à Lyon (Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory in Lyon), was a 46-second-long, black-and-white, silent documentary. It is a single scene in which workers leave the factory.