Image: Twilight’s Last Gleaming

December 31, 2014

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Let There Be Light!

December 31, 2014

Edison-and-Light-BulbOn New Year’s Eve 1889, the world changed with the first public demonstration by Thomas Edison of a practical and affordable light bulb and, not to be forgotten, a method of delivering electric power to same.

Unlike so much stuff, the electric light profoundly changed history and culture, for both good and ill as with most important innovations.

The History Channel has a version of the story, along with a couple of interesting videos.