How was Thomas Edison important to Ohio and the United States?

How was Thomas Edison important to Ohio and the United States?



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Thomas Alva Edison was an inventor. He was born on February 11, 1847, in Milan, Ohio. He was the 7th and last child born. Only 4 survived adulthood. When he was a child Thomas burned down his house by doing curious experiments! He did not have a lot of education. Throughout his childhood Thomas Edison was a really curious person. Once there was a nest of eggs. Edison observed it and also sat on them. After Thomas’s school career he worked on the railroad between Detroit and Port Huron, Michigan, where his family lived at that time.

Edison did a lot experiments in his lab, in Menlo Park . He also loved to read books. Thomas Edison had a world record of 2,332 patents for innovations. 1,093 of his patents were United States patents and 389 were for electric and light power. Thomas Edison was the inventor who improved the innovation, the light bulb. He also made a machine that could get iron out of the iron ore. Edison also invented the phonograph, the carbon microphone , the Kinetoscope, and nickel-iron batteries. Thomas Alva Edison died on October 18,1931, in West Orange, New Jersey. Because of all of his innovations, Thomas Edison was called the Wizard of Menlo Park.



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