Inventor Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

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Birthday: 11-2-1847

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Who is Inventor Thomas Edison?
Thomas Edison full name is Thomas Alva Edison, is a scientist, a businessman, who invented many devices that influenced human life in the twentieth century. He was nicknamed "The Wizard of Menlo Park" by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of commodity production to the creative process, that's why, he is considered the first inventor to create an industrial research room.
In his childhood, Edison was famous as a curious boy. Due to poor health, he had to go to school late. When he went to school, his mind was always drowsy and confused about everything around him, wanting to learn about them thoroughly. He was also expelled from school for his mischief. His mother was also a teacher, so she taught her children herself. Edison's life in Port Huron was bitter but also a little sweet. He sold newspapers and sold scissors on trains. Because of the gift of saving Jimmie Mackenzie from crashing into a train, Edison was sponsored by Jimmie's parents and taught him to be a telegraph operator. Around this time he began to work on telegraph-related devices, including ballot counting machines. On October 28, 1868, he applied for his first patent, which was an electronic vote counter.
Edison's first invention was a dual telegraph that could transmit two messages at the same time. Not long after, he improved the machine into a triple, quad and multi-load machine. The private telegraph was sold to Western Union for $10,000. After working as a telegraph operator for a while, he became bored with the job, and then quit to move to New York in the hope of earning extra money to pay yrar for his experiments. . There, he and some of his friends opened a small company specializing in electricity and telegraphs. Edison's second invention was the telegraph system for receiving bank exchange messages. With this invention, he collected a large amount of money. All the money earned, Edison put all of it into the experiments that followed.
In 1877, he invented the phonograph, which was the first invention that made him famous. The users of the phonograph couldn't believe how miraculous this invention was and considered it a miracle. It was also from here that he began to be called with the nickname "The Sorcerer" in the place where he lived. During the 1880s, he improved the phonograph to create the complete phonograph.

A major invention of Edison was the Menlo Park laboratory built in New Jersey. It is also the first human research institute, established with the purpose of creating improvements in technology. It was also here that many of his inventions were put into practice.

In 1879, he founded Thomson-Houston. In 1890, he founded his own company called Edison General Electric. Two years later, Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston merged into one and named Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston, the forerunner of today's GE Electric Corporation.

Edison is considered one of the most innovative inventors in history. He owns 1,093 US patents under his name, and many patents in France, UK, Germany, totaling about 1,500 patents worldwide.


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Edison and Mary Stilwell were married on December 25, 1871. He married his second wife, Mina Miller, on February 24, 1886. He has three children including Madeleine Edison, Theodore Miller Edison and Charles Edison.

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He became close friends with the businessmen Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone.

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When was Inventor Thomas Edison born?
Thomas Edison was born in 11-2-1847, death year is , at the age of 176.
Where is Inventor Thomas Edison's birth place, what is Zodiac/Chinese Zodiac?
Thomas Edison was born in Erie, of Ohio. Mr working and living in West Orange, New Jersey- United States. Mr, whose Zodiac is Aquarius, and who Chinese Zodiac is The Horse. Thomas Edison's global rank is 6763 and whose rank is 1 in list of famous Inventor.
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  • Day 11-2 year 1809: Engineer Robert Fulton patented his steamship.
  • Day 11-2 year 1858: Saint Bernadette of Lourdes first saw a vision of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes, France, leading to the foundation of the shrine of Lourdes.
  • Day 11-2 year 1929: Lateran Treaty was signed, with Italy recognizing the independence and sovereignty of Vatican City.
  • Day 11-2 year 1945: Yalta Agreement signed by President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Josef Stalin during World War II.
  • Day 11-2 year 1970: Japan became the fourth country to put a satellite into orbit.
  • Day 11-2 year 1979: Ayatollah Khomeini's followers seized control of the Iran government.
  • Day 11-2 year 1989: The Episcopal Church Boston diocese consecrated Barbara Harris as the church's first woman bishop.
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