Have you heard of: Thomas Edison

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Ok today is Thursday for some reason I thought yesterday was, thought that all day and into the evening but I was wrong.

Today is the first posting of a new series called “have you heard of” in this series I will talk briefly of different well known or famous people.

We will kick it off with Thomas Alva Edison, heard of him, I an sure you have. He was born 11th February 1847 in Ohio, USA, he died on the 18th October 1931.

He was an inventor an in total held patents for 1093 different inventions, including the microphone, the film projector and the light bulb. He developed some of the first working batteries and power stations and he worked on the telephone with Alexander Graham Bell. He also made the first film with sound and invented the record player, who knew, not me.

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Some of his inventions changed the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera and of course the electric light bulb.

He set up his first lab in his parent’s basement at the age of 10.

He was partially deaf and his first invention was an electric vote recorder.

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