Celebrated on November 21st
A jukebox is a coin-operated machine that plays music from a record or compact disc (CD) once a selection is made. Originally called nickelodeons, the term jukebox did not appear until the late 1930s and its origins are in dispute. Some believe it is derived from the African word jook, meaning to dance.
The first jukebox was showcased on this day, November 23, in the year 1889. At that time it was popularly called as the nickel-in-the-slot phonograph. The machine had no amplification and interested people had to listen to the music using one of the four listening tubes
Starting in the 1980s, compact discs became the norm for modern jukeboxes.