Thomas Edison

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Thomas Edison's Life

Thomas Edison decides to be born

1847

Thomas becomes mostly deaf

1859

Thomas saves a child's life

1862

Thomas starts organization

1869

Marries Mary Stilwell

1871

First child borne

1873

Thomas invents electric pen

1875

Second child borne

1876

Opens new lab

1876

Invents phonograph

1877

Third child borne

1878

Set up electric light factory

1881

First wife dies

1884

Marriage to second wife: Mina Miller

1886

First child of second wife borne

1888

Sets up North American Phonograph Co.

1888

Second child of second wife borne

1890

North American Phonograph Co. goes bankrupt

1894

Third child of second wife borne

1898

Enters disc-phonograph market

1912

Begins synchronizing sound to film

1913

Stops film business

1918

Edison's health becomes extremely poor

1920

Edison disc business stops producing

1929

Thomas Edison dies

1931

Nikola Tesla's Life

also for science.

Nikola Tesla pops out of his mother

1856

Tesla's education 1-12

1861 - 1873

Begins thinking about inventing

1874

Begins work in central telegraph office

1881

Gets idea for rotating magnetic field

1882

Works on automatic regulators of illumination

1883

Sets up company that produces electric arc lamps

1885

Tesla's mother dies

1892

Experiments with X rays

1896

Begins 'The World Wireless System'

1904

Proposed for Nobel Prize

1912

Patents lightning rod

1918

Develops plan of transmission of energy as a beam

1934

Tesla dies

1943