Thursday, 12 April 2018

Have you heard of:Thomas Edison



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.

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.



14 comments:

Karen @BakingInATornado.com said...

YES! Here in the US we learn about Thomas Edison in elementary school. I love that you chose to highlight him.

CWMartin said...

I wondered about your post last night. I'm used to your "Thursday morning" being my Wednesday night", but I was beginning to wonder when Australia lapped us...

Chatty Crone said...

Did you know that he got in trouble in school a lot? I guess he wan't challenged enough.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Clever man indeed - he certainly did change many things in his life.

Rita said...

Yes, he was a brilliant man! :)

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I think every man and his dog would know who he is

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I wondered if anyone noticed I had my days mixed up

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

No I didn't know that

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Yes he was

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Agreed

Ricki Treleaven said...

Wow, I had no idea that he set up a workshop when he was only 10!!!

Rick Watson said...

He was remarkable.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Me either

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Indeed he was

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