Interesting facts about the inventor of the telephone

Alexander Graham Bell was born in Scotland and was an inventor, scientist and engineer who invented the world’s first telephone. He was also the founder of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1885. He was born on March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. ‘Graham’ is not Bell’s real middle name and in fact it was given to him when he turned 11.

On his birthday today, read some interesting facts about him:

1. Bell’s grandfather, father, and brother worked in speech and speech, training people to speak in public and use correct grammar. His mother and his wife were deaf, which prompted him to make inventions.

2. Bell was interested in hearing and speech, which led him to experiment with hearing aids and eventually won him the award for the first U.S. patent for a telephone on March 7, 1876.

3. Despite being the inventor of the telephone, Bell refused to have one in his office and called his invention an intrusion into his real work as a scientist.

4. Although Bell was not one of the 33 founders of the National Geographic Society, he had a strong influence on the magazine of which he was the second president from January 7, 1898 to 1903.

5. Although he was an engineer by profession, he had a deep interest in the emerging science of heredity.

6. Bell was also a voice teacher who worked with his father in the development of visible speech. The written symbols were designed to help deaf people speak.

7. He devoted his life to studying and making inventions for people with hearing and speech impairments. His main purpose was to help the hearing impaired and the telephone came into being when he was experimenting with acoustic telegraphy.

8. On the day Bell died, to honor the man, all telephone service in the United States and Canada was suspended during his last rites in 1922.

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