Thomas Edison

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Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio, as the youngest of seven children.

(https://www.nps.gov/edis/learn/historyculture/edison-biography.htm)

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Edison did not have much formal education, and was taught by his mother in reading writing arithmetic.

(https://www.nps.gov/edis/learn/historyculture/edison-biography.htm)

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Edison started working at an early age, at age thirteen, he started selling newspapers and candy. Later, at age sixteen, Edison became a telegrapher.

(https://www.nps.gov/edis/learn/historyculture/edison-biography.htm)

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In December of 1877, Edison developed a way to record sound, called phonograph.

(https://www.biography.com/inventor/thomas-edison)

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Edison later developed practical incandescent, electric light. A lot of people have been trying to develop this, none of them succeeded.

(https://www.nps.gov/edis/learn/historyculture/edison-biography.htm)

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The success of electric light spread around the world, later after that, his wife Mary died, and it was just him and his three children.

(https://www.nps.gov/edis/learn/historyculture/edison-biography.htm)

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Edison also designed a battery for the self-starter for the Model T developed by Henry Ford.

(https://thefactfile.org/thomas-edison-facts/)

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During his most productive years, Edison worked more than 18 hours each day.

(https://thefactfile.org/thomas-edison-facts/2/)

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Edison, in context of his hearing loss in 1885, wrote, “I haven’t heard a bird sing since I was twelve years old.”

(https://thefactfile.org/thomas-edison-facts/2/)

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Edison steadily declined until at 3:21 am on October 18, 1931 the great man died.

(https://www.nps.gov/edis/learn/historyculture/edison-biography.htm)

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