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Edison Invents

examines several of his inventions—the telegraph, telephone, phonograph, and electric light bulb. Students learn about his life and how to create their own light bulb. (National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution)

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Interesting Fact:

Thomas Alva Edison (nicknamed Al) was born on February 11, 1847, in Milan, Ohio. Edison was an inquisitive boy who began experimenting at an early age.
Photo of Edison at the ore mill in Ogdensburg, N.J., 1895. (Edison National Historic Site 14.610/17

Edison, 1895

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