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    • Background  Born February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio  Died October 18, 1931 (aged 84) in West Orange, New Jersey  Parents are, Samuel Ogden Edison, Jr. (1804–1896) and Nancy Matthews Elliott (1810–1871)  Famous for the Edison Light bulb  Mary Stillwell was Edison’s first wife. She died in 1884. They had three children.  He married Mina Miller in 1886 and had three more children.  Did very poorly in school; teachers believed that he was stupid and had learning disability so his mother decided to home school him
    • Inventions  Light Bulb  Phonograph  Motion Picture Camera  Kinescope
    • The impact of the light bulb  In 1879 Edison invented the light bulb  The light bulb did not only provide light for us to see when there is darkness.  If Edison did not invent the light bulb we would not have cell phones, TV’s, computers, and iPods.  Made working conditions safer  Gave better light  Before the light bulb candles were used as a source of light.
    • Fascinating Facts  Edison Built His First Lab at the Age of 10  Edison Proposed Marriage … by Morse Code!  He became deaf at the age of 12 and liked it that way  Saved a 3 yr. old Jimmie MacKenzie from a running train  Edison’s First Patented Invention was a Flop  Teacher Thought Edison was "Addled"
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