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In the In the first public demonstration of his incandescent light bulb American inventor Thomas lights up a street in Menlo Park, New Jersey. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company ran special trains to Menlo Park on the day of the demonstration in response to public enthusiasm over the event

Although the first incandescent lamp had been produced 40 years earlier, no inventor had been able to come up with a practical design until Edison embraced the challenge in the late 1870s. After countless tests, he developed a high-resistance, the Pennsylvania Railroad Company ran special trains to enable the public to view the demonstration He had invented the lamp after he discovered carbonized cotton filaments could operate for 40 hours in a vacuum inside a glass bulb. Thomas Edison received patent for an "Incandescing Electric Lamp",

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Calendar of Important Historical Events
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