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    Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. He was the last of 7 children. He moved to Michigan when he was 7 years old. As a child, he was extremely curious. He was so intrigued by things, that he once sat on a goose egg, just to see if it would hatch. He also set fire to a barn, to see what would happen. Although he was not well educated, he only completed 3 months of school, he was extremely smart and had the desire to learn. He was always very distracted and could never sit still. His mother wound up pulling him out of school when he was 11 years old. Thomas Alva Edison started working when he was 12 years old. While he worked for the railroad, Thomas Alva Edison saved a 3-year-old from being run over by a train,…

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    which is strong, hardworking, and independent. One person who encompasses all of these traits is a man named Thomas Alva Edison. Thomas Edison is an engineer and inventor best known for his work involving the light bulb. Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, on February 11, 1931. He was the last child born to Samuel Ogden Edison and Nancy Matthews Elliot. He was born the youngest of seven. He and his family grew up in Port Huron, Michigan. Edison was first exposed to technology when he was 12 while he…

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    On February 11, 1847, one of the world’s greatest inventors was born. His name was Thomas Alva Edison. He was born in Milan, Ohio, and grew up in Port Huron, Michigan. Yes, he was very successful, yet he had almost no schooling. He only spent a few months in school before his schoolteacher mother taught him some at home. Although most of the time he would buy books, visit the library, and teach himself. He also, was in an accident that caused him to go deaf, or mostly deaf, about the time of his…

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    The great inventor Thomas Alva Edison is credited for the creation of the phonograph, the movie camera, and one of the most useful and life altering inventions that sparked the innovation of the technology used to this day. There is no doubt that Edison was brilliant and excelled at what he did. However, there is one major misconception that is associated with him, and that is he is the sole inventor of the light bulb. From a young age, people are taught that everything from the idea to the…

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    Thomas Alva Edison is undoubtedly the most influential American from the 20th century. Edison was born in Milan, Ohio in 1847 (Hart 222-225). When he first began school, “Edison’s teacher thought he was addled” (Allaby and Gjertsen 13), and his mother soon pulled him out. As a homeschooled child, Edison became an avid entrepreneur at a young age (Allaby and Gjertsen 14-23). He sold newspapers on a train as well as candy and fruit to supplement his earnings. When Edison found an empty train car,…

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    “I have not failed. I 've just found ten thousand ways that won 't work” (Famous). Thomas Edison was a great inventor and philanthropist. With over one thousand patents, he explored and improved technologies of the eighteenth century. Through his diligent work, successes and failures his perseverance changed the world. Some of his successes include: The incandescent light bulb, modern electric utility system, the phonograph, the kinetoscope, and the alkaline battery. Thomas Edison shaped the…

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    someone or something. My personal definition of honor is to be a productive member in society and to help out others around you. Thomas Edison In 1877 Thomas Edison invented the first phonograph. A phonograph is a sound reproducing that uses cylinders to record sound as well as reproduce sound. In 1879 Thomas Edison built the first commercially practical incandescent light bulb. Edison also introduced the world's first viable way of centrally generating and distributing electric light, heat and…

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    Cause and Effect: Thomas Alva Edison (Thomas) Hook I am often thought of as the one of the greatest inventors who ever lived. I am Thomas Alva edison Background info I was born February 11,1847 in Milan Ohio. I was the youngest of the seven children of Samuel Ogden Edison and Nancy matthews Elliott. My father was a activist from Canada. My mother was an accomplished school teacher and a major influence on my life. In 1878, i worked on a way to replace the gaslight and candle light on…

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    Scientists that i truly admire I have two scientists who I admire Thomas Alva Edison and Humphry Davy. Thomas Alva Edison is one of the best investors; Thomas Alva Edison was conceived in 1847 out of a residential community in Ohio. His instructors thought he was a moderate student, so his mom showed him herself, moving his enthusiasm for science. In 1869, subsequent to moving to New York, he enhanced a machine called the 'ticker'. It was utilized for handing-off data about the share trading…

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    Thomas Alva Edison is known for making the first incandescent light bulb that has had a huge impact on the world today. He is important in United States history because he made electric light that plays a huge role on how we live, light is everywhere. Edison started from nothing and made his way to U.S. history. This wouldn’t have been possible without his motivation, preparation, and his contributions to change the World as we know it. Motivation Thomas Edison was motivated to finish the work…

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