87. Alexander Graham Bell: Inventor of the Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell, a Scottish-born inventor, scientist, and , is one of the most famous people to live in the United States. He is credited the invention of the first, practical telephone in world, which changed the way people communicate to day. Born on March 3, 1847, Bell was greatly by his grandfather and father, who were involved in work related to speech, and elocution. greatest invention is the telephone, but ironically, he to have a phone in his work area. felt phones were intrusive, and a nuisance.

Tragedy Bell's childhood as both of his brothers died complications associated with tuberculosis. He came from a of educators as his father was a university . His first invention was a simple corn de-husking he built for his childhood best friend. Bell had other talents. He possessed a talent for , and with no formal training, taught himself how play the piano. He was also a ventriloquist, entertained his friends with his curious talent.

Because the booming economy in the United States, telegraph were being overwhelmed, and new lines had to constructed to accommodate the traffic. The U.S. sought help of inventors to design a line that transmit several messages at once, which would be marked improvement over the single transmission lines. Bell investors with his new idea, the telephone, and acquired the financing needed for his work.

On 10, 1876, Bell's invention was put to the . The first words transmitted by phone were to assistant. "Mr. Watson - come here - I to see you." Watson heard Bell's words clearly the next room, and the telephone came into .