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First overhead wires electric system begins service

First overhead wires electric system begins service.

19 January, 1883

The first electric system with overhead wires began service on 19th January 1883. It was developed by the great inventor Thomas Edison who, a year back, had also started the world’s first commercial electric plant that had lit up a square mile of lower Manhattan. The electric system with the overhead wires began operation in Roselle, New Jersey.

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