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December 6, 2013

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Edward H. Johnson put the very first string of electric Christmas tree lights together in 1882.  Johnson, Thomas Edison’s friend and partner in the Edison’s Illumination Company, hand-wired 80 red, white and blue light bulbs and wound them around his Christmas tree. Not only was the tree illuminated with electricity, it also revolved.

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