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21/10/1879 - On this Day in History - After 14 months of testing, Thomas A. Edison first demonstrated his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with gaslight. It could burn for thirteen and a half hours. 11/02/1847; Born on this day, American Inventor, Thomas Alva Edison 18th OCTOBER: On this day in 1931 Thomas Edison died. Thomas Edison (1847-1931) - US inventor, who patented over a thousand inventions, including the phonograph, the incandescent electric lamp, the microphone and the kinetoscope.

21/10/1879 - On this Day in History - After 14 months of testing, Thomas A. Edison first demonstrated his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with gaslight. It could burn for thirteen and a half hours. 11/02/1847; Born on this day, American Inventor, Thomas Alva Edison 18th OCTOBER: On this day in 1931 Thomas Edison died. Thomas Edison (1847-1931) - US inventor, who patented over a thousand inventions, including the phonograph, the incandescent electric lamp, the microphone and the kinetoscope. Stock Photo
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1605 x 2317 px | 27.2 x 39.2 cm | 10.7 x 15.4 inches | 150dpi

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1 January 1915

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Born on this day - Thomas Alva Edison

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