(February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931)Thomas Alva Edison, the youngest of seven children, did poorly in school because his mind frequently wandered during lessons. After his mother began homeschooling him, Edison began to excel at learning. Untreated ear infections and a childhood bout with scarlet fever caused complete hearing loss in his left ear and partial loss in his right ear. A youthful career as a newsboy demonstrated his ability as a businessman, but his life focused when he became a telegraph operator. Most of Edison's 1,093 are improvements to the telegraph or are based on its technology. Edison applied methods of mass production to create numerous inventions. His ability to envision design technologies which would change everyday life brought him lifelong success.
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|Date Added||Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 572018 N 4403326|
|Decimal Degrees||39.77683333, -86.15903333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 46.61', W 86° 9.542'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 46' 36.6" N, 86° 9' 32.52" W|
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