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Thomas Edison, as a young man. He is shown with his recording device. It was on this day, November 21, in the year 1877 that Thomas Edison announced the invention of the phonograph.

George Westinghouse, Jr (October 6, 1846 – March 12, 1914) was an American entrepreneur and engineer who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry. Westinghouse was one of Thomas Edison's main rivals in the early implementation of the American electricity system. Westinghouse's system, which used alternating current based on the extensive research by Nikola Tesla, ultimately prevailed over Edison's insistence on direct current. In 1911, he received the AIEE's Ed

Alexander Graham Bell: Born on March 3, 1847, Bell was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell considered his most famous invention an intrusion on his real work as a scientist and refused to have a telephone in his study. Though there isn't concrete documentation, it seems that the famous inventor was there [at the Fair].

Eskimo Pie, the chocolate-covered vanilla ice cream bar wrapped in foil, was the invention of Danish Immigrant Christian Kent Nelson, who was a school teacher and the owner of a candy store. He got the inspiration for Eskimo Pie in 1920 in Onawa, Iowa when a young customer couldn’t decide between ice cream or a chocolate bar. After a patent was issued to the Eskimo Pie Corporation on January 24, 1922, Nelson soon franchised the product.

George Eastman (1854 – 1932) American innovator and entrepreneur founded the Eastman Kodak Company invented roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Eastman Kodak Co. founder George Eastman, left, and Thomas Edison pose with their inventions in a photograph taken in the late 1920s. Their contributions, Edison invented motion picture equipment and Kodak invented roll-film and the camera box, helped create the motion picture industry. ArtDaily Newsletter

The graves of the Titanic dead Most of the gravestones identical, with the name and identification number of the victim, and the identical date of death, 15 April 1912. There are over 300 graves in Halifax, most in this cemetery, and also some in the Roman Catholic and Jewish cemeteries.