While speaking to a small crowd at at the Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Joe Biden made a bizarre claim about the invention of the light bulb.
“Why in God’s name don’t we teach history in history classes,” Biden asked the crowd. He then continued, “A black man invented the light bulb, not a white guy named Edison, okay.”
Thomas Edison is in fact credited with patenting the first practical incandescent light bulb.
Biden was likely referring to Lewis Howard, who later improved the design of the light bulb by utilizing a carbon filament, after joining Edison’s team years later.
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