Today (February 11th) is Birth Day of famous inventor/scientist/businessman Thomas Alva Edison .
He had invented thousands of new things including phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.
He holds 1,093 U.S. patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.
He has contributed lot for the improvement of telecommunication also. His early day experience as telegraph operator helps him to achieve more in telecommunication also.
Thomas Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, United States and grew up in Port Huron, Michigan. He was the seventh and last child of Samuel and Nancy Matthews Elliott.
In school, the young Edison's mind often wandered, this ended Edison's three months of official schooling. He learned everything from his Mother.Edison had hearing problems from early age. Some people are saying that his hearning impairment was caused by a train conductor when his chemical labortory in a boxcar caught fire.
During his childhood days he sold candy,vegetables and newspapers on trains running from Port Huron to Detroit. This experience eventually led him to found 14 companies, including General Electric (GE).
Edison became a telegraph operator after he saved three-year-old Jimmie MacKenzie from a train accident. Jimmie's father is a station agent. He trained Edison as telegraph operator.
On December 25, 1871, Edison married 16-year-old Mary Stilwell.
He invented phonograph in 1877 which gained him lot of fame.
His first speech thro' his Phonograph is "Mary Had a Little Lamb".
His another major invention is long lasting electric bulb.
Thomas Edison died of complications of diabetes on October 18, 1931.
Several places (e.g Town of Edison, New Jersey.) have been named after Edison.
You can read his Quotes here.
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1847Feb 11, 1847 - Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847, in Milan, Ohio. He was the seventh and youngest child of Samuel and Nancy Edison. ... [ library.thinkquest.org ]. Edison,Tom,invention,patent,Thomas Edison,Boston,world's first,telegraph,Tom Edison,Edison ...Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847, in Milan, Ohio. He was the seventh and youngest child of Samuel and Nancy Edison. ... [ library.thinkquest.org ]. Edison,Tom,invention,patent,Thomas Edison,Boston,world's first,telegraph,Tom Edison,Edison Biography,Interestingly,how to,family,promptly,theories,time Tom,remarkable invention,Alexander Graham Bell,Thomas Alva Edison,years of age ... Elliot family of New England, New York born Nancy Edison was the devout ...
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1876 1877Dec 6, 1877 - On December 6, 1877, "Thomas A. Edison made the first recording of the human voice onto a tinfoil roll, singing 'Mary Had a Liule Lamb'"45 Weiss continues:. As never before voice is separated from body and eternalized in a technological mechanism—breeding the ...The discovery' of radium aside, basic technological prerequisites for radio were well in place within Nietzsche's sane lifetime (though my argument resists technological determinism). On December 6, 1877, "Thomas A. Edison made the first recording of the human voice onto a tinfoil roll, singing 'Mary Had a Liule Lamb'"45 Weiss continues:. As never before voice is separated from body and eternalized in a technological mechanism—breeding the first of sundry techno-phantasies . . .
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1878Apr 8, 1878 - So much attention has recently been attracted to the Inventions of Thomas A. Edison, that the facts concerning this remarkable man may be found interesting. ... So much has recentiy attracted to ttb Inventious of Thomas A. Edison, that tho concerning this man may bo found Interestilo. ...
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1879Oct 21, 1879 - In a small laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey, on October 21, 1879, Thomas A. Edison announced the success of his incandescent electric lamp. It was an exciting day in American history as Edison would play a key role in bringing electricity to the US. "At ...In a small laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey, on October 21, 1879, Thomas A. Edison announced the success of his incandescent electric lamp. It was an exciting day in American history as Edison would play a key role in bringing electricity to the US. "At the very moment of this prophetic beacon lighted up the eager face of the 32-year-old inventor, every gas light must have flickered apprehensively, every oil lantern gasped in its own smoke, and every horse car creaked ...
From Edison didn't invent the electric light bulb | OurNewspaperARCHIVE
18821882 - A.: Historians generally credit Edward H. Johnson, the vice president of Thomas A. Edison's electric company, with the introduction of the lights, in the rear parlor of his New York home, in 1882. The 80 hand-wired, hand-blown glass bulbs were wrapped in red ...A.: Historians generally credit Edward H. Johnson, the vice president of Thomas A. Edison's electric company, with the introduction of the lights, in the rear parlor of his New York home, in 1882. The 80 hand-wired, hand-blown glass bulbs were wrapped in red, white and blue crepe paper, and twinkled and blinked as the tree twirled around. A reporter from a Detroit newspaper described the tree as ''most picturesque and uncanny . . . it was brilliantly lighted with many colored ...
From FYI - The New York Times
1896Feb 13, 1896 - The results of Thomas A. Edison's experiments with Roentgen rays yesterday in his laboratory at Orange were rather negative. ... Mr. Edison had a nine-foot funnel of Sheet iron- prepared yesterday, in order to find out if the Roentgen rays would carry that distance. ...
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1915Oct 16, 1915 - Thomas A. Edison, chairman of the United States Naval Advisory Board, was in Chicago for a few hours today, on his way to San Francisco from the East. Brains. Brains. Chairman of Naval Advisory Board Favors Gigantic Plan for Defenses so that Efficiency of Each Man Could be Multiplied ...
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1929Oct 23, 1929 - Thomas A. Edison spent today resting quietly as the guest of Henry Ford at Dearbor The aged inventor was much fatigued after his strenuous day ... Premier Briand of France yesterday sent a menage to Thomas A. Edison which a ed too late to be read on the occasion of the golden jubilee ...
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1931Oct 30, 1931 - I give and bequeath to my two sons, Charles Edison and Theodore 1 I. Edison, all of my shares of the capital stock of Thomas A. Edison. ... A. EDISON (LS1 t3, sealed, published and declared by the said Thomas Alva Edison, as and for a codicil to his last will and testament, ...
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updates on Feb 11th 2011
Google had shown a special Doodle to celebrate 164th birthday of Edison.