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On December 31, 1879, Thomas Edison demonstrated his incandescent light bulb by lighting a street in Menlo Park, #NewJersey. The #Pennsylvania Railroad Company ran train specials to the area for that day due to the enthusiasm from the public.
Although, the incandescent light had been invented 40 years earlier, Edison developed the carbon filament that made the bulb viable. Between this demonstration and his invention of the phonograph in 1877, Edison was dubbed the "Wizard of Menlo Park".
Join us in giving a SALUTE to the entire crew of the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger. It was this day in American history (January 28, 1986) when Challenger exploded during flight, killing all 7 astronauts. Watch the fateful event here: ht... Read More