Monday, October 23, 2006

Canadian of the week

Today's Canadian invented the incandecent light bulb. On July 24, 1874 he and his partner Mathew Evans patented the design for the light bulb. Lacking sufficient capital to develop and sucsesfully market the idea. They sold the US patent and exclusive license to the Canadian patent. The person they sold the idea is regarded in the United States as the inventor of the light bulb, but the idea came from today's Canadian. His name is Henry Woodward.


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