Born On This Day ~ March 3 ~ Alexander Graham Bell ~ Scottish Inventor Of The Telephone

Born: March 3, 1847 (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Died: August 2, 1922 (Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia)

Famous For/Known For:
Scottish inventor of the telephone

A Little About Alexander Graham Bell:
Born to parents Alexander Melville Bell and Eliza Grace (Symonds) Bell.

Bell’s education
consisted of homeschooling, followed by a year of private school and two years at Edinburgh’s Royal High School.

When he was twelve years old, Bell invented a device to help with husking wheat grain. This apparatus had rotating paddles and nail brushes that made it easy to remove the husks from the grain.

In 1871, he moved to Boston where he worked on an idea he had for telegraphic transmission and finding a way to transmit human voice over wires.

In 1876, Bell, along with his associate Thomas Watson, were successful in their attempt to send out and receive voice messages through the use of wires.

In 1877, The Bell Telephone Company was formed.

For more than eighteen years, The Bell Company fought in court over 550 times against lawsuits that claimed Bell was not the first to invent the patent of the telephone. Each and every time he won.

In 1890, Bell who had always had an interest in the deaf, established the American Association to Promote Teaching to the Deaf. Many famous deaf people attended the meetings including Helen Keller.

In 1915, Bell was the first one to make a transcontinental phone call from New York to California and talked to his former associate, Thomas Watson.

Alexander Graham Bell died from diabetes at the age of 75.

Books About/Written By Alexander Graham Bell:

Alexander Graham Bell

Reluctant Genius

Always Inventing: A Photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell

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