Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Birthday Today - February 11 2015

A Special Birthday Today

Today in History

I did a search on what happened today in history.  An excellent find - it is Thomas Alva Edison's birthday - born in 1847. The Rockefeller Center in New York commemorated the 75th anniversary of Thomas Edison's first light bulb by lighting a 75,000-watt light bulb in 1954.  

If you are in or near Fort Myers, Florida today - go to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and you will get in free to celebrate his birthday.  The month of February has a series of Edison birthday activities and celebrations, including the Edison Festival of Lights.

Do you wonder about the middle name of Alva? A google search brings a number of answers, and the most prevalent story is that its meaning is 'white', related to Latin Albin. It is a popular girl's name in Sweden.

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