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1879, October 22 The Invention of the Electric Light

On this date in 1879 a 32 year old inventor changed the world and created the first electric light bulb. 


  • What events lead to the invention of the light bulb?
  • How long did Mr. Edison work on the project?
  • Was there international competition (similar to the Atlantic flight crossing & space race) that motivated his efforts?
  • What positive and negative effects have been felt across society because of this invention?
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