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Thomas Edison gave his first public demonstration of incandescent lighting to an audience in Menlo Park, NJ. on this day in 1879.

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, after
countless tests, developed a high-resistance carbon-thread filament that
burned steadily for hours and an electric generator sophisticated enough to
power a large
lighting system.

Thomas Edison’s greatest contribution to the modern industrial world came
from his work in electricity. He acquired 1,093 patents in his lifetime and
died in 1931 at the age of 84.

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Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is 81 years old today.

Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins is best known for his portrayal
of the ingenious serial killer Hannibal Lecter in
The Silence
of the Lambs
(1991), a role that won him the Academy Award
for Best Actor. He has also played roles in
The Mask of Zorro 
(1998), and Nixon (1995). He turned to TV in 2016 upon landing
a starring role on HBO’s Westworld.

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Anthony Hopkins portraying Hannibal Lecter from The Silence
of the Lambs.

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Thomas Edison perfected a workable electric light bulb on this
day in 1877. It would last 13 1/2 hours before it burned out.

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Thomas Alva Edison
(February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931)

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On this day in 1805, The Battle of Trafalgar occurred off the coast of Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. The British defeated the French
and Spanish fleet. It was the greatest battle in British naval history.

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British Admiral Horatio Nelson was shot and killed during battle.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
Admiral Horatio Nelson was one of
Great Britain’s greatest war heroes.

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