Today in History – September 4

1882 – Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.

Thomas Edison Statue (StreetView)
Thomas Edison Statue

1888 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.

Kodak (StreetView)

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