On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone. The invention of the telephone revolutionized the way people communicate with one another. The device allowed people to instantly and effectively talk to each other over long distances.
When Bell died in 1922, phones throughout the United States had a moment of silence, to honor the man who made those phones possible. The Bell Telephone Company eventually became AT&T, which is still in operation more than 125 years later.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry Alexander Graham Bell Noun
(1847-1922) American inventor of the telephone.
to exchange knowledge, thoughts, or feelings.
tool or piece of machinery.
new idea, machine, product, device, or process.
legal right to make or sell an invention.
to completely change a process or way of doing something.
electronic tool and system for communication by sound or speech.