The "Wizard of Menlo Park"
Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. Edison had little formal education yet acquired 1,093 patents in his 84 years of life. Thomas Edison eventually moved to New Jersey, where he developed some of his most famous work and became known as the “Wizard of Menlo Park.” Some of his most famous work includes his contributions to the phonograph, the incandescent light bulb, and an early motion picture camera. Edison also created the world’s first industrial research laboratory.