February 11th - Featuring 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), Be Electrific Day, National Inventor's day, Satisfied Staying Single Day/Gratified Being Single Day, National Peppermint Patty Day (1940), National Make A Friend Day, Pro Sports Wives Day, Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, National Shut-in Visitation Day, Get Out Your Guitar Day, Grandmother Achievement Day, Promise Day, European 112 Day, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Hug a Tall Person Day, La-Z-Boy Chair Day (1948), World Day of the Sick, Anthesteria/Feast of Flowers, St. Caedmon's Day, Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes, White T-Shirt Day/White Shirt Day (Michigan/1937), National Foundation Day (Japan)

MORE (2nd Monday): Clean Out Your Computer Day, Family Day (British Columbia), Oatmeal Monday/Meal Monday (Scotland)

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 which 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: Thomas Edison (Trading Card) 2018 The Bar Pieces of the Past Antiquity Edition - Relics #PR-TE28Thomas Edison -- This is a collectible trading card. Great for any Thomas Edison fan. The Bar Pieces of the Past Antiquity Edition

The 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: Watch World Famous Inventor Thomas Edison Documentary |This documentary is dedicated to educate viewers who Thomas Edison was and his invention
World Famous Inventor
Thomas Edison Documentary
Amazon Freebies:

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💡 Free Thomas Edison apps

💡 Listen to Thomas Edison LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

💡 Watch Thomas Edison Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

💡 Listen to Thomas Edison Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

💡 Free Alexa Skills | Thomas Edison

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:

💡 Thomas Edison Biography for Kids | Printable and Audible

💡 Printable Thomas Edison Resource and Activity Book

💡 Motivation Monday – Free Printable – Thomas Edison

💡 37 Quotes From Thomas Edison That Will Inspire Success

💡 Thomas Edison coloring page

💡 Thomas Edison theme worksheets and games

💡 Thomas Edison | Resources | Surfnetkids

💡 List of Edison patents | Wikipedia

💡 Thomas Edison Coloring Pages

💡 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.

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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