Thomas edison

Thomas Alva Edison

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1430051273 f35be39efb m Edison was born as a cute baby 1847 Born on February 11th at Milan, Ohio.
Timeline Moved, first move 1854 Moved to Port Huron, Mich.
Timeline He set up chemical lab 1857 Set up a chemical laboratory in the cellar of his home.
Timeline Edison became news boy 1859 Became a newsboy and "candy butcher" on the trains of the Grand Trunk Railway, running between Port Huron and Detroit.
Timeline Edison printed the weekly herald 1862 Printed and published "The Weekly Herald," the first newspaper ever to be typeset and printed on a moving train. The London Times features a story on him and his paper, giving him his first exposure to international notoriety.
Amtrak crash Saved - from otherwise certain death in a train accident 1862 Saved - from otherwise certain death in a train accident - the young son of J. U. Mackenzie, station agent at Mount Clemens, Mich. In gratitude, the child's father taught him telegraphy.
Timeline Strung a telegraph line from the Port Huron railway station to Port Huron village 1862 Strung a telegraph line from the Port Huron railway station to Port Huron village and worked in the local telegraph office.
Timeline Obtained his first position as a regular telegraph operator on the Grand Trunk Railway. 1863 Obtained his first position as a regular telegraph operator on the Grand Trunk Railway at Stratford Junction, Canada. Later, is resigned by them to help develop a duplex system of telegraphy
Timeline Spent nearly five years as a telegraph "tramp operator" in various cities of the Central Western states 1863-1868 Spent nearly five years as a telegraph "tramp operator" in various cities of the Central Western states, always experimenting with ways to improve the apparatus.