American inventors

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American Inventors

Thomas Alva Edison
-He was born in February 11, 1847, Milan, Ohio, United States
-He was an American inventor and businessman. He is credited with numerous inventions thatcontributed to mass communication and, in particular, telecommunications.
-He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera,and a light bulb.
- He built a kinetoscope. This device was installed in penny arcades, where people could watch short, simple films. The kinetograph and kinetoscope were both first publiclyexhibited May 20, 1891.
- Died in October 18, 1931, (aged 84) West Orange, New Jersey, USA

Henry Ford
-He was born in July 30, 1863, Greenfield Township, Michigan, U.S.
-He was an Americanindustrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest andbest-known people in the world.
- He developed the assembly line technique of mass production. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry.
- His intensecommitment to systematically lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations, including a franchise system that put dealerships throughout most of North America and in major citieson six continents.
-He died in April 7, 1947 (aged 83) Fair Lane, Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.

Wright brothers

-Orville was born in August 19, 1871, Dayton, Ohio. Wilbur was born in April 16,1867, Millville, Indiana.
-They were two Americans credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air humanflight, on December 17, 1903.
-Although not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight...
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