American History

Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison born in the year 1847 in Milan, Ohio was an inventor. He started showing interest in experiments at the age of 13. Once when he was experimenting in wagon, the wagon exploded during the experiment. Since then he was deaf for one ear. This incident led him to patent 1031 patents. One of them was the famous BULB, which was invented in the year 1879. Henry Ford worked Thomas Alva Edison’s company. Thomas Alva Edison inspired Henry Ford to start something new. Thomas Alva Edison died in the year 1931. For his death the Americans turned the lights off for a minute in memory of him.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.