Thomas Edison

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Thomas Edison

An American businessman and inventor. He is especially known for inventing the light bulb, but he also created the phonograph, which laid the foundation for much of modern telecommunications. He founded General Electric. Edison lived from 1847 to 1931.
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We are honored to receive the 2009 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award," said Sabinsa founder Muhammed Majeed.
as well as The Papers of Thomas Alva Edison, the first five volumes of which have been published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and the amount of extant material now accumulated on the inventor is indeed staggering.
When Thomas Alva Edison died in 1931, President Herbert Hoover asked his countrymen to turn off their lamps for a moment in a widespread silent tribute to this great American.
The YEO and the Edison Preservation Foundation teamed up to create the YEO Thomas Alva Edison Award for Innovation to honor YEO members for their innovative contributions to society.
Thomas Alva Edison with his unorthodox ways exemplified them all.
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In 1877, Thomas Alva Edison invented the phonograph.
Sabinsa Corporation, Piscataway, NJ, a manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals, was presented with the Research & Development Council of New Jersey's 2004 Thomas Alva Edison patent award in the consumer/small company category for its U.
His wife and children later followed him to Milan, Ohio (pronounced MY-lan), where they had three more children including Thomas Alva Edison, their seventh and last child.
He also enjoyed discussing the Wild West show that William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody put on for his troop, and the opportunity he had to shake hands with legendary inventor Thomas Alva Edison.
10, 1931: The academy paid tribute to inventor Thomas Alva Edison, who died the month before.
Named after Thomas Alva Edison, The Edison Awards recognize the most innovative products, services and business leaders in the world.