To celebrate Thomas Edison’s birthday on February 11th, Google created a logo with Thomas Edison’s famous invention, the electric lightbulb. In addition to inventing the light bulb, Thomas Edison has patents for over 1,000 other things including printing telegraphs, phonographs, telephones and lamps. Because of the genius that he was, several places have been named after Edison including the town of Edison, NJ, Thomas Edison State College, numerous high schools and bridges around the country and there’s now a Google Doodle to add to that list.

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