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Edison had successfully developed phonograph, thereafter he invented a bamboo filament to create a successful incandescent light bulb. Finally, on October 21, 1879, Edison's light bulb burned for a continuous thirteen and half hours. The following bulbs lasted for 40 hours and Edison and his team worked hard to light the laboratory and his home with several of the new light bulbs for Christmas. On New Year's Eve of the same year, Christie Street became the world's first street to be lit by incandescent light bulbs with the help of a power system designed by Edison. By the summer of 1880, Edison had perfected the incandescent bulb enough to be able to produce and sell it in large quantities

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Calendar of Important Historical Events
This gives for each day of the month important events that have occurred in the history. The purpose of this compendium is to provide general information along with associated Images. The information has been compiled from various internet sites. Your comments/suggestions, and ideas on improvement are welcome.

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