Science: Death of a Titan

Thomas Alva Edison died last week. His practical intelligence was a monument in his century. Thousands of obituaries were published. Some facts about Thomas Alva Edison:

> He was born in a brick house at Milan, Ohio, on Feb. 11, 1847.

> At 12, he was a newsboy. At the age when he might have been in college, he was touring most of the U. S., on trains and on foot, restlessly acquiring knowledge.

> He published a unique newspaper on a train, learned telegraphy in two months, got a job...

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