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Dissemination of electricity

In 1799, Volta invented the electric battery and became the first person to gen­erate an elec­trical current. In 1879, elec­tricity began to arrive in res­id­ential prop­erties with Thomas Edison's devel­opment of the incan­descent electric light bulb. In the same year, he built the first electric power station in Man­hattan, leading very quickly to the con­struction of power sta­tions in Europe.

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