1. Light Bulb
Most people think Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, but the bright idea was actually Henry Woodward's and Mathew Evans', the official Canadian inventors of the incandescent lamp. (Edison obtained a patent to Woodward's bulb, developing his own design.) Woodward, a University of Toronto medical student, and his neighbour, a hotel keeper, patented the first practical light bulb on July 24, 1874. According to the book Breakthrough! by John Melady, Woodward worked at Morrison’s Brass Foundry on Adelaide Street West in Toronto, performing early experiments with an induction coil and battery.