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A model of an 1879 street light burns in the Edison Museum in Edison, N.J., in front of a portrait of inventor Thomas A. Edison Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007.
A model of an 1879 street light burns in the Edison Museum in Edison, N.J., in front of a portrait of inventor Thomas A. Edison Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007.
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On this day in 1880, inventor Thomas Edison received a history-making patent for his electric incandescent lamp – which, of course, is better known as the light bulb.

 

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