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Thomas Edison’s bright ideas
The life and times of an inventor and businessman

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An important Thursday
Thomas Edison was born on Thursday February the 11th, 1847 in the town of Milan, America. When Thomas was seven his teacher finally lost his patience with his constant questions.
He noticed that Tom's forehead was

unusually wide and his head was bigger than normal. He made no secret of his belief that Tom’s brains were scrambled!
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What do you do when you get home from school?

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I turn the lights on and play Eminem!
Edison’s first important invention was the phonograph. A machine that could record and reproduce sound. But his greatest success was the development of the electric light. So when you turn on the light to music think of Thomas Edison.
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and listen

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Money and fame
As electricity spread around the world. The success of his electric light brought Thomas Edison to new heights of fame and wealth. Edison's electric companies continued to grow until in 1889 they were brought

together to form Edison General Electric.

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Home sweet home
In 1884, during this period of success, Tom's
wife Mary died. A year later, while on holiday at a friends house in New England, he met Mina

Miller and they fell in love.

The couple married in February 1886

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The first movie star
While working on the phonograph, Thomas began working on a device

that, "does for the eye what the
phonograph does for the ear", this was to become motion pictures.

Thomas first demonstrated motion pictures in 1891, and began making "movies" two years later.

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“It is very beautiful over there.”
Thomas Edison died on Sunday October the 18th, 1931. He was 84 years old.

Shortly before passing away, he awoke from a coma
and quietly whispered wife Mina, who had been keeping a vigil all night by his side: "It is very

beautiful over there...“

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Was Thomas Edison a genius?
This is what he had to say about it….. "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. A 'genius' is

often simply a talented person
who has done all of his or her homework.“

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Thomas Alva Edison

1847 - 1931

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