The famous American inventor Thomas Edison, known for inventions such as the light bulb and the phonograph, married twice. His first wife passed away at a young age in 1884. He met his second wife, Mina Miller, a few months later. It is believed that Thomas Edison used Morse code to propose to his second wife.
The inventor claimed that he had taught Morse code to Mina Miller so the two could converse privately at mutual gatherings. The story goes that Thomas Edison, after deciding Miller was the right woman for him, proposed to his future wife with Morse code during a car trip in 1885. She accepted and the couple married in 1886. Thomas Edison and Mina Miller Edison had three children. Thomas Edison also had three children by his first wife.
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