Industry and Invention
Britain's Great Exhibition of 1851 Was a Milestone in Technology
Britain's Great Exhibition of 1851 assembled technology from around the world in London. Learn about the great show organized by Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's scientifically minded husband.
Electric Lights Illuminate Christmas
The introduction of electric Christmas lights in the 1880s was due to Edward Johnson, a friend and business associate of Thomas Edison. Johnson's family Christmas tree was the first to feature electric lights, and newspapers of the day marveled over his innovation.