Caption: Thomas A. Edison
Born: February 11, 1847
Star sign: Aquarius
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Known for: The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914), Electrocuting an Elephant (1903), Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979), Fatima's Coochee-Coochee Dance (1896)
Invented the phonograph, the incandescent electric lightbulb, the alkaline storage battery among other things. He held more than 900 patents and laid the foundation for the modern electric age.