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Thomas A. Edison

Thomas Edison invented many of the items that today we take for granted. His entire adult life was devoted to inventing useful machines for society. He invented over 1,000 different items.

As a boy Thomas Edison was curious about how machines worked and how they could be made to work better. Some of the many inventions of Thomas Edison are the record player, the motion picture camera, electrical railroad, and his most famous the light bulb. Mr. Edison?s favorite invention was the record player even-though he was very hard of hearing.

When Thomas Edison died in 1931 it was proposed that all the electricity in the United States be turned off for 1 minute in memory of his many accomplishments. Although this event did not happen the world remembers him each time they turn on a light, listen to music or watch a movie.