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Thomas Alva Edison February 11, 1847
Thomas Alva Edison Edison sold newspapers and candy when he was twelve years old. He rode a train from town to town to sell them. Edison made a laboratory inside one of the train cars so he could do different chemistry experiments during the ride from town to town.
Thomas Alva Edison Edison said one day a man lifted him onto a train by his ears and after that he could not hear. When Edison was fifteen he saved a 3 year old boy from being hit by a train. The boy's father taught Edison telegraphy as a reward. As Edison’s hearing got worse he used telegraphy codes to communicate.
Thomas Alva Edison In six years Edison had 120 patents. He invented the first diode.
Thomas Alva Edison Edison died on October 18, 1931 in New Jersey. Honors: National Academy of Sciences Congressional Medal of Honor Hall of Fame of Great Americans The Library of Congress. (1999). Inventing Entertainment The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies Creative Communication