Thomas A. Edison

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Thomas A. Edison

Great Innovators

Acquired 1,093 patents over his career.His most famous inventions include:PhonographLight BulbMotion PictureMagnetic Iron Ore Separator

Born February 11, 1847, Milan, OHDied October 18, 1931, West Orange NJOnly had 3 months of official schooling!Sold newspaper, candy, and vegetables to make money growing up.FInally became a night shift telgrapher where he was able to read and experiment!Created first research lab in Menlo Park.

The Man

Thomas Edison

His Inventions

-Made his own fireworks for 4th of July.-Supporter of solar energy back in the 1900s.-Responsible for the word "Hello" on the telephone.-In the Navy during WWI and WWII.-Had two children named "Dot" and Dash" (named after his telgraph days)


The Wizard of Menlo Park

- Earned over 20 medals and honors for his work including the Franklin Medal, Nay Distinguised Service Medal, Congressional Gold Medal, even a Grammy Award!- Several places have been named after Edison, most notably the town of Edison, New Jersey. Thomas and Edison State College.- A Navy Destroyer was name the USS Edison and a nuclear submarine was name USS Thomas A. Edison.

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His Legacy

Click for Edison's first audio recording on the phonograph


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