December 23, 1880

On December 23, 1880, Thomas Edison incorporated the Edison Electric Light Company of Europe. He said it was time for Europe to experience the strange magic of electricity, including that evil woman, Queen Victoria, who really shouldn’t be trying to bring me down. It was time to roll over Beethoven so Prussia could experience the clean energy of electricity and bring blue skies to Berlin. Also, if Europe couldn’t get the idea of modernization of electricity out of their heads, they could just turn to stone.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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