sourceThomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan Ohio he was the seventh child of Samuel and Nancy Edison
Edison starts to become deaf
Thomas Edison becomes deaf.
Thomas Edison recives patent
sourceThomas Edison received a patent for the lightbulb.
Thomas Edison marries Mary Stilwell
sourceMary Stilwell was born in Newark, New Jersey on September 6, 1855.
Edison moves to Menlo Park
sourceEdison moves to Menlo Park, New Jersey, he built his first ful scale industrial research laboratory combining electrical and chemical laboratories with an experimental machine shop.
Envention of lightbulb
source Thomas Edison created a new lamp that used a carbon filament. This light bulb first lasted for about 14 hours, and later improved that to a stunning 40 hours
sourceThomas Edison found a bamboo produced that produced a better filament. The improvement made the lamp last 1200 hours
Edison hires larger staff
sourceEdison hires a larger staff to help him develop the components of his electric lighting system for commercial use
Edison Moves to New York
sourceEdison leaves Menlo Park and opens offices in New York City. He establishes factories to make various parts of the electric light and power system and starts construction of the first permanent central power station.
Edicon markets battery
Edisourceon markets his storage battery, which is used in a host of commercial application after the market for electric automobiles declines.
House holds get power
sourceFor the first time, half of all households in the United States have electric power.
Thomas Edison died
sourceThomas Edison lapsed into a coma on October 14, 1931. He died on October 18, 1931, in West Orange, New Jersey.