Thomas Edison

Febuary 11,1847 - October 18,1931


"I readily absorb ideas from every source, frequently starting where the last person left off!"     ~Thomas Edison

Journal Entry


I believe the phonograph is a brilliant invention. I feel like my invention will bring new things. Once I release my invention others will see and invent things similar. The phonograph allows you to record a message. For example I used it to record “Marry had a little lamb”. I hope my two children will see what a great inventor I am and follow in my footsteps when they get older. I hope when my wife, Mary sees my invention, she will be very proud of me. I think as an inventor it is very important to inspire the others around you. I am going to keep making marvelous inventions, and I am going to make sure that in many years the world will still remember me and my accomplishments. I dedicate my findings to my family and the people I love. ~Thomas Edison


  Thomas Alva Edison, who knew that when Thomas Alva Edison was born that he was destined to change the world? That’s right nobody! He had 1093 patents before he passed away at age 84.Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 2013, in Milan , Ohio. His mother called him Al for short. His first wife Mary Stillwell  had three kids with Tom. When Mary died of a brain tumor at age 24. He was devastated but he remarried. He remarried to Mina Miller and had 3 more kids. That equals 6 kids! Did you know that Thomas’s teacher thought that he was mental because he was always thinking of wacky ideas?  Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb in 1879. He also invented the phonograph in 1877. “ I have not failed, I just simply found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” – Thomas Alva Edison. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. Thats why he is important to the U.S. This creative, decerning,, academic scholar is so important to our U.S. because he tried so many times and he never gave up. If you ask me there’s nothing better than that advice. Never give up!!!!

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