Thomas Edison made the first recording of the human voice in 1877. He recited the nursery rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb. He re-recorded it in 1927 for posterity.
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.
UPDATE: It was discovered in 2008 that Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville was actually the first man to make a recording of a human voice back in 1860. It was a recording of a person singing part of the French song “Au Clair de la Lune“. You can hear the clip here and here.
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