What scientist was born on today's date?

February 11
Pacific Time Zone

Thomas Alva Edison (Invention)
Birthday: 1847, Milan, Ohio, USA
Thomas Alva Edison had little formal education and during the Civil War was a telegraph operator. Later, he invented the gramophone, a long-lasting carbon-thread electric lamp, and the nickel cadmium accumulator. His 1,097 patented inventions were the result of hard work, trial and error. His inventions were said by the US Congress to have revolutionized civilization.

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