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Unformatted text preview: opening his very own park. 1888- ±homas Edison invented the electric chair due to pressure from his investor J.P. Morgan to defeat Nikola ±esla and George WesTnghouse, whom were also in the business of electricity. 1874-1879- ±homas Edison invented the telegraph, electric pen (copying machine), phonograph, carbon transmi³er, and carbon powered light (electric light bulb). 1892-±homas Edison created the very well known General Electric Company with ±he ±homas Houston Company. 1900- Edison invented the ba³ery. 1931- ±homas Edison passed away on October 18 th and the whole country honored Edison on the day of his funeral by dimming their lights....
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