Thomas Edison, The Best Inventor? By: Richard Radomski 12/10/09
Inventors Of The 19 th Century
There were many important inventors in the 19 th century such as Humphry Davy whole is known for inventing the first electric light. Also Ben Franklin was another important inventor in the 19 th century, who is known for Experimenting with electricity. But the most important inventor of the 19 th century is Thomas Edison who is known for making the first working light bulb.
Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in a small town in Milan, Ohio.
Thomas Edison died on October 18, 1931. Thomas Edison died in Fort Myers, Florida.
What He Is Known For
Thomas Edison is known for making an invention that was able to put electricity into itself, the invention, and produce light; this invetion is called the light bulb.
What Did The Invention Replace?
Before the light bulb was invented in 1878, everyone used candles to light up their homes. Once the light bulb was successfully invented everyone, who could afford them, started to make the change to light bulbs because they made brighter light and they were safer.
How Does This Help Us In Our Daily Lives?
In our daily lives the light bulb help us by providing light to people who are reading at night. Also the light bulb helps provide light for doctors to see as they operate on a person.