Thomas Edison

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Thomas Edison

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

What was an obstacle that Edison faced?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.


What was his greatest contribution to society? Patenting the Light bulb!

What character traits describe Edison?Creative, Persevering Genius!


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