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Facts about Alexander Graham Bell for Kids

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.

Born: March 3, 1847
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: August 2, 1922 (aged 75)
Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes

  • 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