Date:
8 - 0 - 1882
 
Category:
Electricity
 
Location:
United States  
 
Event:
The first "commercial" hydroelectric power plant goes into operation in Appleton, Wisconsin, on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin. The plant, later named the Appleton Edison Light Company, was started by Appleton paper manufacturer H.F. Rogers, who had been inspired by Thomas Edison

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