Alexader Graham Bell was an inventor who was 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.
- 1877 Scientist and inventor Alexander Graham Bell (30) weds Mabel Hubbard (19) at the Hubbard estate in Cambridge, Massachusetts
- 1875 Alexander Graham Bell makes first sound transmission
- 1876 Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for the telephone in the US
- 1876 First telephone call; Alexander Graham Bell says “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you” to his assistant Thomas Watson
- 1881 Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
- 1915 Alexander Graham Bell in NY calls Thomas Watson in San Francisco