The Invention Of The Light Bulb

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Have you ever wondered who invented the light bulb? Well here is some history on the inventor Thomas Alva Edison. Thomas was on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. He did many great inventions during his life. I will tell you later on in the paper about some of his inventions. In 1844- His family moved to Port Huron, Michigan, where Edison attended public school for only a total of 12 weeks. He was pulled out of the public school and home schooled due to being called a hyperactive child. Thomas’s father encouraged him to read classic books by him giving 10 cents for each book he complete. At the age of 11 Thomas began to be interested by books that had to do with independent self-instruction. Around the age of 18 Thomas started questioning some science concepts dealing with Physics. Later on in his life he sadly died on October 18, 1931 in West Orange, New Jersey. By the age of 20 Tom had not only completed Gibbon 's Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire, Sears ' History Of The World, and Burton 's Anatomy Of Melancholy, he had devoured The World Dictionary of Science and a number of works on Practical Chemistry. Isaac Newton’s experience had some negative effects on the highly impressionable young man. He was so disillusioned by how Newton 's sensational theories were written in classical aristocratic terms. Which he felt were unnecessarily confusing to the average person. He overreacted and developed a hearty dislike for all such
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