On This Day: January 19th

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On This Day: January 19th

On This Day: January 19th

January 19th, 1883 in Roselle, New Jersey, earns its place in tech history when the first electric lighting system employing overhead wires goes into service.

The system was built by Thomas Edison as part of an experiment to prove that an entire community could be lit by electricity from a shared, central generating station.

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