Updated at February 9, 2023 by BirthdayDBs Team
Thomas Edison is best known as Inventor who has born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, OH. Currently, Thomas Edison is 175 years, 11 months and 26 days old. Thomas Edison will celebrate 176th birthday on Saturday, 11th of February 2023. Below the countdown to Thomas Edison upcoming birthday.
He invented the light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera, and became a legend for contributions to telecommunications and industry. With 1,093 U.S. patents in his name, he is considered the fourth most prolific inventor in history.
He sold candy, newspapers, and vegetables to train passengers who were going from Port Huron to Detroit.
His favorite movie was The Birth of a Nation and he felt that the invention of sound in film had ruined the medium.
He got married to Mary Stilwell on December 25, 1871, and later married Mina Miller on February 24, 1886. His children include Madeleine Edison, Theodore Miller Edison, and Charles Edison.
He became close friends with businessmen Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone.
Thomas Edison is 175 years old today.
Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, OH.
Thomas Edison zodiac sign is Aquarius.
Thomas Edison was best known as Inventor.
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Below are historical events that coincided with Thomas Edison's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1981||Around 100,000 US gallons (380 m3) of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating eight workers.|
|1990||Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.|
|1990||Buster Douglas, a 42:1 underdog, knocks out Mike Tyson in ten rounds at Tokyo to win boxing's world Heavyweight title.|
|1997||Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.|
|1999||Pluto crosses Neptune's orbit, ending a nearly 20-year period (since 1979) when it was closer to the Sun than the gas giant; Pluto is not expected to interact with Neptune's orbit for another 228 years.|
|2001||A Dutch programmer launched the Anna Kournikova virus infecting millions of emails via a trick photo of the tennis star.|
|2006||U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Texas attorney, while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas.|
|2008||Rebel East Timorese soldiers seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack.|
|2011||Arab Spring: The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.|
|2013||The Vatican confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI would resign the papacy on 28 February 2013, as a result of his advanced age.|
|2014||A military transport plane crashes in a mountainous area of Oum El Bouaghi Province in eastern Algeria, killing 77 people.|
|2015||A university student was murdered as she resisted an attempted rape in Turkey, sparking nationwide protests and public outcry against harassment and violence against women.|
|2016||A man shoots six people dead at an education center in Jizan Province, Saudi Arabia.|
|2017||North Korea test fires a ballistic missile across the Sea of Japan.|
|2018||Saratov Airlines Flight 703 crashes near Moscow, Russia. All 71 people on board die.|
|1987||The birth of Brian Matusz, American baseball player|
|1987||The birth of Jan Smeekens, Dutch speed skater|
|1987||The birth of Ellen van Dijk, Dutch cyclist|
|1988||The birth of Vlad Moldoveanu, Romanian basketball player|
|1989||The birth of Alexander Büttner, Dutch footballer|
|1990||The birth of Javier Aquino, Mexican footballer|
|1990||The birth of Hwang Chan-sung, South Korean singer, rapper, and actor|
|1990||The birth of Q'orianka Kilcher, American actress|
|1991||The birth of Georgia May Foote, English actress|
|1991||The birth of Nikola Mirotic, Spanish basketball player|
|1992||The birth of Lasse Norman Hansen, Danish track and road cyclist|
|1992||The birth of Taylor Lautner, American actor, model and martial artist|
|1993||The birth of Ben McLemore, American basketball player|
|1994||The birth of Dansby Swanson, American baseball player|
|1996||The birth of Jonathan Tah, German footballer|
|2014||The death of Alice Babs, Swedish singer and actress (b. 1924)|
|2014||The death of Tito Canepa, Dominican-American painter (b. 1916)|
|2014||The death of Fernando González Pacheco, Spanish-Colombian journalist and actor (b. 1932)|
|2015||The death of Anne Cuneo, Swiss journalist and author (b. 1936)|
|2015||The death of Roger Hanin, Algeria-born French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1925)|
|2015||The death of Bob Simon, American journalist (b. 1941)|
|2015||The death of Jerry Tarkanian, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)|
|2016||The death of Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler (b. 1971)|
|2016||The death of Zeng Xuelin, Thai-Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1929)|
|2017||The death of Fab Melo, Brazilian basketball player (b. 1990)|
|2017||The death of Jaap Rijks, Dutch Olympic medalist (b. 1919)|
|2018||The death of Vic Damone, American singer, songwriter and actor (b. 1928)|
|2018||The death of Asma Jahangir, Pakistani human-rights lawyer and social activist (b. 1952)|
|2018||The death of Jan Maxwell, American stage and television actress (b. 1956)|
|2018||The death of Qazi Wajid, Pakistani drama actor, writer and artist (b. 1930)|
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