National Inventors' Day in USARonald Reagan as President of the United States proclaimed February 11, 1983 as National Inventors' Day, Proclamation 5013, to "...call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities".
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.
1808 - Anthracite coal 1st burned as fuel, experimentally, Wilkes-Barre, Pa
1916 - Emma Goldman arrested for lecturing on birth control
1945 - 1st gas turbine propeller-driven airplane flight tested, Downey, CA
1847 Thomas Alva Edison
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