Thomas Edison

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Thomas Edison

Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory the 1st Insdustrial Research Laboratory

Tom started experimenting when he was just a boy, and it got him into trouble sometimes. Once he accidentally caused an explosion in a train car where he'd set up his own newspaper business.

Thomas Alva Edison

Born: February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio, U.S.Died: October 18, 1931 (age 84)Married: 1874 Mary Stilwell (died 1884)1886 Mina Miller Children: (with Mary) Marion, Thomas, William,(with Mina) Madeleine, Charles, Theodore

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"Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration."

Edison didn't actually inventthe lightbulb (Warren de la Ruemade the 1st), but Edison built onthe contributions of other developersand patented the lightbult.


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