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Michael Jordan

J.K. Rowling

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Thomas Edison

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Thomas Edison

His most famous invention was the light bulb, he also invented the phonograph (an early version of a record player), and the motion picture camera.

Inventions

Edison faced many failures and setbacks while developing the light bulb. It took him over 1,000 tries to find the right filament for the bulb.

His inventions revolutionized the way we live and entertain, making him one of the most influential inventors in history.

Challenges

Legacy

Full Name: Thomas Alva Edison

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Birthdate: February 11, 1847

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Birthplace: Milan, Ohio, USA

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J.K. Rowling

Rowling is the author of the immensely popular "Harry Potter" series, which has sold over 500 million copies worldwide and has been adapted into films and theme park attractions.

Rowling faced rejection from several publishers before Bloomsbury agreed to publish her first Harry Potter book. She wrote the book as a struggling single mother.

Her books have inspired a love for reading in countless children and young adults and have become a cultural phenomenon.

Notable Work

Full Name: Joanne Rowling

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Challenges

Impact

Birthdate: July 31, 1965

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Birthplace: Yate, Gloucestershire, England

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Michael Jordan

Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team in his sophomore year.

Jordan is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He played for the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards in the NBA. He won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls and earned numerous accolades, including five NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards.

His incredible skills, work ethic, and competitiveness set the standard for excellence in the sport. Jordan helped popularize the NBA worldwide, making basketball a global phenomenon. His partnership with Nike led to the creation of the iconic "Air Jordan" sneaker line.

Full Name: Michael Jeffrey Jordan

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Birthdate: February 17, 1963

Challenges

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Legacy

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

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