February 11th Special Days - Featuring 28+ Thomas Edison Freebies!

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Image: Thomas Edison, half-length portrait, facing left and looking down into glass, experimenting in his laboratory, by Library of Congress/Public Domain on Picryl

February 11th is... Thomas Edison's Birthday (1847), National Inventor's day, Be Electrific Day, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Get Out Your Guitar Day, Grandmother Achievement Day, National Make A Friend Day, National Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, National Shut-in Visitation Day, Pro Sports Wives Day, National Peppermint Patty Day (1940), Promise Day, Satisfied Staying Single Day/Gratified Being Single Day, White T-Shirt Day/White Shirt Day (Michigan/1937), World Day of the Sick, Hug a Tall Person Day, European 112 Day, National Foundation Day (Japan), Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Caedmon's Day

More Special Days: Extraterrestrial Culture Day, Extraterrestrial Visitor Day, Safer Internet Day, Palindrome Day, Wear Orange 4 Love Day, Wear Orange 4 Love Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper-crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World, by Randall E. Stross (Author). Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (March 25, 2008)Thomas Edison's Birthday (1847)
-- Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.

Read: The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World
-- This bold reassessment of Edison's life and career answers this and many other important questions while telling the story of how he came upon his most famous inventions as a young man and spent the remainder of his long life trying to conjure similar success. We also meet his partners and competitors, presidents and entertainers, his close friend Henry Ford, the wives who competed with his work for his attention, and the children who tried to thrive in his shadow — all providing a fuller view of Edison's life and times than has ever been offered before. The Wizard of Menlo Park reveals not only how Edison worked, but how he managed his own fame, becoming the first great celebrity of the modern age.

Image: 1949 Thomas Edison Ediphone ORIGINAL Framed Advertisement 11x14, by Steel City GalleriesThomas Edison Ediphone -- 1949 Thomas Edison Ediphone ORIGINAL Framed Advertisement 11x14. Original vintage advertisement, professionally framed and matted, ready for your wall!

Image: The Boyhood of Thomas Edison |  Studio: Phoenix Learning Group, Inc. | DVD Release Date: August 12, 2008The Boyhood of Thomas Edison -- Filmed on location at Edison's childhood home in Milan, Ohio, and at his famous laboratory in New Jersey, this program dramatizes some of the youthful experiences which helped to shape the life of one of America's great practical scientists and inventors. Part of the Boyhood Series, which chronicles the early lives and times of some of America's most fascinating citizens. Format: DVD.

Thomas Edison Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Edison explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America's most famous inventor, offering new perspectives on the man and his milieu, and illuminating not only the true nature of invention, but its role in turn-of-the-century America's rush into the future
Edison, the Father of Invention
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Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

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💡 13 Thomas Edison Coloring Pages

💡 Time Zone X: Thomas Edison | Online Game

💡 Thomas Edison: Biography theme worksheets and word games

💡 How To Make Free Printable Patent Art

💡 This Room Is Equipped With Edison Electric Light sign

💡 Thomas Edison Cartoons and Comics

💡 Thomas Edison Websites and Resources

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💡 Motivation Monday – Free Printable – Thomas Edison

💡 37 Quotes From Thomas Edison That Will Inspire Success

💡 Thomas Edison coloring page

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💡 List of Edison patents | Wikipedia

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💡 Thomas Alva Edison Printable Poster

💡 Free Online Games About Inventors

Satisfied Staying Single Day
- As Valentine's Day approaches, some single folks would like to point out they are quite content buying candy and flowers for no one but themselves.

National Peppermint Patty Day (1940)
- Nothing is quite as refreshing as a piece of peppermint patty candy, right? The mixture of melt-in-your-mouth chocolate over a refreshingly cool concoction of peppermint simply explodes in the mouth! Peppermint patties have been around for years. In 1940, the York Cone Company manufactured the patties in York, Pennsylvania. According to the website, the patties were such a hit, the company's other products were discontinued in order to produce more of the patties.

Be Electrific Day
- A day to honor the birth of Thomas Alva Edison and recognize his electrical inventions, including the lightbulb. It is also the day to discover our own body electricity.

White T-Shirt Day (1937)
- Celebrates the men and women who participated in a strike at General Motors in 1937. These auto workers helped the United Auto Workers (UAW) union to become the sole bargaining agent for General Motors autoworkers. As part of the symbolism of this strike, everyone wears a white shirt or blouse.

National Make A Friend Day
- A great opportunity to meet someone new, or do something to make a new friend. Making a new friend can be easier to do than you think. There must be a gazillion ways to make new friends. It often helps by smiling and just being friendly or helpful. Spend today just being friendly, and doing special or nice things for others.

Pro Sports Wives Day
- This national day of observance will give polite recognition to nearly a half-million active and retired sports wives throughout the country for their public service in the estimated $213 billion professional sports industry. Unknown to the public, pro sports wives are the household managers and silent partners who keep their favorite athletes motivated, focused and determined to win and create the feeling of being a winner within us all.

National Inventor's day
- In recognition of the enormous contribution inventors make to the nation and the world, the Congress, pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 140 (Public Law 97 - 198), has designated February 11, the anniversary of the birth of the inventor Thomas Alva Edison, who held over 1,000 patents, as National Inventors' Day.

National Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
- It simply means don't worry and stress over the little things. Enjoy life to its fullest and savor each and every day with an optimistic attitude and a smile on your face! It's a day to think positive, look on the bright side, and to find something good in everything that happens.

National Shut-in Visitation Day
- If you know anyone who can't get out of the house for whatever reason, go visit them – bring groceries, grab a paper, bring him or her a houseplant, or just have a sit-down and a chat!

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