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It was requested that everyone in America turn off their lights for one minute to honor whose death?
Thomas Edison has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions have had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world. After the death of Thomas Edison in 1931, then President Herbert Hoover requested that everyone in America turn off their electric lights for one minute as a national tribute to Thomas Alva Edison. At the end of his life, he had 1,093 patents to his name.
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