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Incandescent light bulb

San Francisco Electric Company

Thursday, June 29 — The first electric power company in America, and perhaps the world, was formed this week in 1879 in San Francisco. This was nearly four months before Thomas Edison successfully tested his practical incandescent light bulb. The power […]

Incandescent light bulb

Profile America: Shedding Light

Friday, October 21 — An invention was demonstrated on this date in 1879 that lit the way for a dramatic change in the rhythm of Americans’ daily lives. At his Menlo Park, New Jersey laboratory, Thomas Edison set up the first […]