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Alexander Graham Bell

Inventor Alexander Graham Bell

Profession: Inventor

Biography: Credited with inventing the first practical telephone. He considered his most famous invention an intrusion on his real work as a scientist, however, and refused to have a telephone in his study.

Born: March 3, 1847
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: August 2, 1922 (aged 75)
Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes

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Married Life

  • 1877-07-11 Scientist and inventor Alexander Graham Bell (30) weds Mabel Hubbard (19) at the Hubbard estate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Historical Events

  • 1875-06-02 Alexander Graham Bell makes first sound transmission
  • 1876-03-07 Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for the telephone in the US
  • 1876-03-10 First telephone call; Alexander Graham Bell says "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you" to his assistant Thomas Watson
  • 1881-01-25 Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
  • 1915-01-25 Alexander Graham Bell in NY calls Thomas Watson in San Francisco

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