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Full Name: Thomas Edison (Thomas Alva Edison)

Nationality: American

Profession: Inventor

The Electric Light Bulb Inventor Thomas Alva Edison Childhood Photos

Why Famous: Prolific inventor whose discoveries changed the modern way of life. His inventions included the phonograph, the electric light bulb, the electric power industry, and motion pictures. His passion for direct current (DC) over Westinghouse’s alternating current (AC) resulted in the shameful electrocution of both an elephant and a man.

Born: 11th February, 1847

Star Sign: Aquarius

Birthplace: Milan, Ohio, USA

Died: 18th October, 1931 (aged 84)

Cause of Death: Diabetes complications

Married Life

1871-12-25 – Inventor Thomas Edison (24) marries 1st wife Mary Stilwell (16)

1886-02-24 – Inventor Thomas Edison (38) marries 2nd wife Mina Miller (20) in Akron Ohio.

Historical Events in the Life of Thomas Edison

1868-10-11 – Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine

1876-08-08 – Thomas Edison patents mimeograph

1877-08-12 – Thomas Edison invents Edisonphone, a sound recording device

1877-11-29 – Thomas Edison demonstrates hand-cranked phonograph

1877-12-06 – 1st sound recording made (Thomas Edison)

1877-12-15 – Thomas Edison patents phonograph

1878-02-19 – Thomas Alva Edison patents gramophone (phonograph)

1879-10-19 – Thomas Edison demonstrates electric light

1879-10-21 – Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb

1880-01-27 – Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp

1881-01-25 – Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.

1882-12-22 – 1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison

1883-01-19 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.

1888-10-17 – Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).

1889-10-06 – Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture

1891-05-20 – History of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison’s prototype kinetoscope.

1891-08-24 – Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera

1892-07-11 – US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp

1893-02-01 – Thomas Edison complete’s worlds 1st movie studio (West Orange NJ)

1894-04-14 – 1st public showing of Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope (moving pictures)

1897-08-31 – Thomas Edison patented his movie camera (Kinetograph)

1902-03-10 – A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.

1903-01-04 – Topsy, an elephant, was electrocuted by Thomas Edison during the War of Currents campaign.

1915-05-24 – Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations

1926-05-20 – Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies

1931-01-06 – Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.