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Thursday, April 23, 2015

March - 7 This day in History

March 7 - 1876
Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone
On this day in 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention–the telephone. The Scottish-born Bell worked in London with his father, Melville Bell, who developed Visible Speech, a written system used to teach speaking to the deaf. In the 1870s... read more »
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