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11 Historic Events That Didn’t Play Out Like Our Teachers Led Us To Believe

2. Edison created the lightbulb.

Edison created the lightbulb.

 

While Edison may have created the first light bulb that achieved commercial success, the very first lightbulb was not Edison’s brainchild. English scientist Sir Humphry Davy created the first arc lighting almost 40 years before Edison’s bulb came to be.