Thomas Alva Edison
Date of Birth
Feb 11, 1847
Birth Place:
Milan, OH


Thomas Alva Edison was one of the world's great inventors, and it is a small wonder that he was hailed as the Wizard of Menlo Park by his contemporaries. Edison was responsible for creating the stock ticker, the first copy machines, the incandescent light bulb, the carbon transmitter/microphone (which made Alexander Bell's telephone viable), and the phonograph. He also oversaw the development of...