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On October 20 of 1931
Thomas Edison funeral is held at his Glenmont estate and laboratory in West Orange followed by burial in Rosedale Cemetery in East Orange. It is attended by First Lady Lou Hoover, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone. President Hoover issues a proclamation calling for a national tribute to Edison's memory on the next evening by turning off electric lights for one minute.
On October 19 of 1915
New Jersey voters in a statewide referendum reject amending the state Constitution to extend the right to vote to women by a vote of 184,390 to 133,282.
On October 18 of 1931
Thomas Alva Edison dies at his home in West Orange at the age of 84. During his lifetime, he was awarded 1,093 patents.
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Feigenspan's brewery began operating in Newark in 1875, with its logo "P.O.N." (Pride Of Newark), and was bought in 1943 by P. Ballantine and Sons. Image: New York Public Library Digital Collections
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Four horse-drawn fire engines gallop on snow-covered street to fire in Newark in 1896 film shot by Thomas Edison Inc.
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