Thomas Edison

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Thomas Edison was one of the most famous and prolific inventors of all time. His inventions and ideas including the incandescent light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera have all helped revolutionize the modern world. Edison also improved the telegraph and the telephone. Beyond just inventions, Edison was a successful manufacturer and businessman and marketed his inventions himself to the public. Edison's drive and motivation contributed greatly to his success sometimes working over twenty hours a day. Edison once said, "Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent inspiration" (Baldwin 24). On October 21, 1931 in tribute to this great American, the electric lights in the United States were dimmed a few days after his death.

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NameInstructorCourseDateThomas EdisonThomas Edison was one of the most famous and prolific inventors of all time. His inventions and ideas including the incandescent light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera have all helped revolutionize the modern world. Edison also improved the telegraph and the telephone. Beyond just inventions, Edison was a successful manufacturer and businessman and marketed his inventions himself to the public. Edison's drive and motivation contributed greatly to his success sometimes working over twenty hours a day. Edison once said, "Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent inspiration" (Baldwin 24). On October 21, 1931 in tribute to this great American, the electric lights in the United States were dimmed a few days after his death.Born in Milan, Ohio February 11, 1847, Edison was the seventh and last child of Samuel and Nancy Edison. Edison has a lot of difficulty in school with concentrating and paying attention, and received poor grades. When the schoolmaster referred to the young Edison as "addled" his mother became infuriated and took him out of school determined to teach him herself. Edison was later pay tribute to his mother's actions and devotion to him by saying, "My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me, and I felt I had some one to live for, someone I must not disappoint" (Melosi 8). At an early age, Edison developed hearing problems as a result of recurring bouts with scarlet fever

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