Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland
Birthday: March 3, 1847
Death: August 2, 1922 (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Known for: Inventing the telephone and the microphone
Father: Alexander Melville
Mother: Eliza Grace
Brothers: Melville Bell, Edward Bell
Wife: Mabel Hubbard
Daughters: Elsie Bell, Marian Bell
Sons: Edward Bell, Robert Bell
E-mail address: email@example.com
Wanted for Inventing the Telephone
By: Benjamin Smith Taylor
"The day is coming when telegraph wires will be laid on to houses just like water or gas -- and friends will converse with each other without leaving home."
-- Alexander Graham Bell in a letter to his father in 1876.
Alexander Graham Bell
Achievements: Even as a young child, Alexander was inventing things; when he was eleven, he invented a machine that could clean wheat. His biggest invention was the telephone, which he invented with Thomas Watson. Alexander patented this invention in March 7, 1876, after saying the first words into a telephone, "Mr. Watson, come here. I need you." He also invented the microphone, a basis for modern day air conditioning, and the fastest hydrofoil (a boat part that raises the hull out of the water) invented in his time. He invented all of these things in Canada. In addition to this, he contributed to aviation technology and became the president of the National Geographic Society, which was almost unheard of at that time. [continues]
Cite This Essay
(2011, 03). Alexander Graham Bell. StudyMode.com. Retrieved 03, 2011, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Alexander-Graham-Bell-619372.html
"Alexander Graham Bell" StudyMode.com. 03 2011. 03 2011 <http://www.studymode.com/essays/Alexander-Graham-Bell-619372.html>.
"Alexander Graham Bell." StudyMode.com. 03, 2011. Accessed 03, 2011. http://www.studymode.com/essays/Alexander-Graham-Bell-619372.html.