5 fascinating facts about Alexander Graham Bell that aren’t about the telephone | National Museum of American History

5 fascinating facts about Alexander Graham Bell that aren’t about the telephone | National Museum of American History

The name Alexander Graham Bell has become indelibly tied to the telephone (so much so that I’m surprised we don’t call those handheld lifelines Bell phones instead of cell phones). It was 100 years ago this very week that Bell placed the first transcontinental telephone call. He repeated into the device the now-famed phrase “Mr. Watson—come here—I want you.” It’s the phrase that Bell first spoke to his assistant, Thomas Watson, back on March 10, 1876, when Watson was one room over on the other end of the line.

Source: 5 fascinating facts about Alexander Graham Bell that aren’t about the telephone | National Museum of American History

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