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Meet Amazing Americans Scientists & Inventors Thomas Alva Edison
Thomas A. Edison in his laboratory.
Thomas A. Edison in his laboratory in New Jersey, 1901

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Born: February 11, 1847
Died: October 18, 1931

The phonograph and the motion-picture projector were only a few of Thomas Alva Edison's more than 1,000 inventions. One of the most famous inventors in the history of technology, Edison also created the first industrial research laboratory, in Menlo Park, New Jersey, in 1876.

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