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  • Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
    Monday Oct 8, 1883

    Incandescent light bulb

    The United States Patent Office gave a ruling about Edison's Patents

    Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
    Monday Oct 8, 1883

    The United States Patent Office gave a ruling 8 October 1883, that Edison's patents were based on the prior art of William Sawyer and were invalid.




  • Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Nov 26, 1883

    Sojourner Truth

    Death

    Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Nov 26, 1883

    Several days before Sojourner Truth died, a reporter came from the Grand Rapids Eagle to interview her. "Her face was drawn and emaciated and she was apparently suffering great pain. Her eyes were very bright and mind alert although it was difficult for her to talk." Truth died at her Battle Creek home on November 26, 1883.




  • Kinsman, Ohio, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 28, 1883

    Sojourner Truth

    Funeral

    Kinsman, Ohio, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 28, 1883

    On November 28 her funeral was held at the Congregational-Presbyterian Church officiated by its pastor, the Reverend Reed Stuart. Some of the prominent citizens of Battle Creek acted as pall-bearers. Truth was buried in the city's Oak Hill Cemetery.




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