While conducting tests on the telegraph, Alexander Graham Bell

n March 10th, 1876, three days after his patent was granted, Bell made the first telephone call from his Boston home. Speaking through mouthpiece M to his assistant Thomas Watson who was listening on speaker S in the next room, Bell said: "Mr. Watson, come here; I want you." As with most "firsts", there was strong contention regarding who actually invented the telephone first.

Bell was born in a family of phoneticians and elocutionists. His mother began losing her hearing when he was twelve, which only deepened his passion for studying sound. He taught the hearing-impaired and deaf, including Helen Keller.
March 10th, 1876
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Created on 2017-07-19 at 18:55 and last updated on 2018-08-20 at 05:42.