Thomas Edison was born Febuary 11, 1847 in Milan Ohio. He was the youngest of seven siblings, and did not learn to talk until he was nearly four. At the age of seven Edison spent three months in school until his mother took him out of school and home schooled him. When Tom turned twelve the young entrepreneur became a railroad newspaper boy. He would ride rail cars selling candy, newspapers, fruits, and vegetables.
The great innovator Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio, the seventh son of Samuel and Nancy Edison, (Biography.com). As a toddler, he got scarlet fever and an ear infection which resulted in the partial loss of his hearing, a handicap that he would live with for the rest of his life, (Kurtus, “Thomas Edison: Birth to Age 40”). In 1854, Edison was seven years old when he and his family moved to Port Huron, Michigan (Biography.com). He was in public school for 12 weeks until his teacher referred to him as “addled”, this made him furious and led to him leaving the school. Subsequently, his mother homeschooled him, (Powell, “The Education of Thomas Edison”).
Tesla was born in Smilijan, Croatia on July 10, 1856 to a priest and housewife/inventor. At the start of his education he immediately became a passionate student due to his older brother, who was thought to be a genius. However when Tesla was five years of age his brother died in a horsing accident, which he witnessed with his own eyes. After the incident Tesla often felt that his parents thought his success was nothing compared to his late brother, causing Nikola to have low self confidence at very young age. During Telsa’s teenage years, he became passionate about mathematics and science, and was set on becoming an engineer.
His mother passed her passion for music on to Albert. He began violin lessons at the age of six and although he was never a musical genius he carried a passion for music for the rest of his life.1 In 1894 Albert’s fathers business failed again so the family moved to Milan in order to get a fresh start. Albert’s father left him behind so that he would be able to finish school and receive a diploma. Less than a year later, Albert left school, without receiving his diploma, to be with his family in Milan. At the age of sixteen, Einstein took the entrance exam for a school that would give him a degree in electrical engineering, and failed.
At a young age he was introduced to electronics while working with his dad. His dad taught him how to take apart and put back together electronics in their garage. He died at the age of 56 due to Pancreatic Cancer (A+E Television Networks, LLC). While at Monta Loma Elementary School Jobs didn’t want to study for any of his tests but always passed them. The administrators wanted to move him to a different grade because of how intelligent he was, but his parents refused with the answer that he had already made friends and would be singled out in a different grade due to how little he was.
James Watt knuckled down and wanted to learn everything he wanted in one year that would have normally taken three or four years. After six weeks Watt learned that much he outstripped another apprentice who had been at Cornhill for two years! After the apprenticeship Watt found it hard to set up shop in London and due to his father's ill health decided to spend some time at Greenock. He then moved to Glasgow where there was a job vacant in cleaning and repairing newly imported scientific instruments. The University of Glasgow then arranged for James Watt to set up shop inside one of their university buildings where he met his future long-life friends Dr. Joseph Black and Professor John Robison both planning to be chemists.
Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847 to middle class parents in Milan, Ohio. When he was seven he spent a total of 12 weeks in a one room schoolhouse due to his constant asking questions of the teachers who eventual got fed up with him. If psychology had existed back then he would have probably been diagnosed with ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It was recommended to his mother that he take the “miracle drug” called Ritalin. Fortunately she decided against it she felt that his unusual demeanor and appearances were signs if his level of intelligence.
Having lost all of the family fortunes in the Stock Market Crash of 1929, after high school, Arthur went to work in a warehouse dealing with automobile parts. It was there that he picked up a copy of The Brothers Karamazov which influenced him into becoming a writer. A few years later, he was accepted to the University of Michigan where he majored in Journalism. During his time in college, Miller wrote many plays which, in turn, he won awards for. His first play “The Man Who Had All the Luck” opened in Broadway in 1944 but, unfortunately, was short lived.
After several unsuccessful jobs with German and French electrical power companies where he tried to improve their DC generators, 29-year-old Tesla came to New York City with four cents in his pocket. Nikola went to Thomas Edison with a letter of recommendation from a business associate of Edison's that read, "My Dear Edison: I k... ... middle of paper ... ...aimed that he had perfected his "death beam". He died shortly after in the Hotel New Yorker, where he had been living. The next morning after Tesla died, when his nephew came to his uncle's room at the hotel, the body was gone and many of his papers were missing. Naturally, if Tesla indeed had invented anything that had to do with weaponry, the FBI would be interested.
A year later, in 1868 he landed in New York City by using a Boston steamship, he was poor, penniless, and in debt. He went looking for work and tried his luck being in the operating room of the Gold and Stock Telegraph Company. One day when their ticker apparatus broke down, no one but Thomas was able to fix it. As a result of his help, he was given a job as superintendent with an amazing salary of $300 per month. Early in 1869, he went into a partnership with Franklin L. Pope, as an electrical engineer, and in a fundamental way, he improved stock tickers and patented several associated inventions, among which were the Universal Stock Ticker and the Unison Device.