On This Day: February 11

February 11, 2015 § Leave a comment

660 BC
Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.

Source: HistoryOrb

1847
Thomas Alva Edison (1847–1931), the prolific inventor whose more than 1,000 patents included the light bulb and the gramophone, was born. Following his death on Oct. 18, 1931, his obituary appeared in The Times.

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Thomas Alva Edison. Source: Wikipedia. Click to enlarge.

Thomas Alva Edison. Source: Wikipedia. Click to enlarge.

1942
Archie” comic book debuts.

Source: HistoryOrb

Archie Comics #1. Source: Comic Book. Click to enlarge.

Archie Comics #1. Source: Comic Book. Click to enlarge.

The comic is known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle, and Jughead Jones. The characters were created by publisher/editor John L. Goldwater, written by Vic Bloom, and drawn by Bob Montana. They were based in part on people met by Goldwater “in the Midwest” during his travels throughout the United States while looking for jobs and places to stay.

Source: Wikipedia

1954
A 75,000-watt light bulb is lit at the Rockefeller Center in New York, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Thomas Edison’s first light bulb.

Source: historynet.com

2012
Singer Whitney Houston was found dead in a hotel room in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 48. (Her death was later ruled an accidental drowning, with heart disease and cocaine use as contributing factors.)

Source: The Times

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