Thomas Edison Most people know him as the Father of Light. He was so much more….
<ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>"Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework." </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
At 14; Edison saved a boy’s life. The boy’s father was so thankful he taught Edison Morse code and telegraphy. This started Edison’s work on telegraphs.
Edison invented the hand operated phonograph in 1877. Later they became electric.
Edison wanted the people to all be able to have a phonograph in their home.
The Edison light bulb was created in 1879. He used bamboo he found in Florida for the first filaments. Later, he used metal.
Edison’s greatest achievement was creating electric light and heat. He changed the world forever. (1883)
Did you know that Edison created the first talking doll? 1889