Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Thomas Edison!

February 11th is Thomas Alva Edison’s birthday! This American inventor and scientist is most famous for his invention of the incandescent light bulb. However, he also invented the phonograph, motion pictures, and created one of the first research laboratories in modern science. In his lifetime, he was issued over 1,000 U.S. patents, the most the U.S. patent office has ever issued to any individual. He also received patents in over two dozen other countries. All while struggling with hearing loss since he was 15 years old. To read more about Edison’s accomplishments, check out the sites below or visit your library for some enlightening reading material.

More information:

Timeline of Thomas Edison's life

Books about Thomas Edison at your library

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