|Who Invented the Old-Fashioned Telephone?
By: Salma Youssef #26 STO
I wonder who invented the old fashioned telephone.. Look! My answer!
In 1876 at the age of 29, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. 1 year later, which is in 1877, he formed the Bell Telephone Company. Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3rd, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Right now, in 2010, Alexander Bell is 163 years old. He died on August 2, 1922 at age 75. He died because of his diabetes. He had 4 children, two boys and two girls. His parents are Alexander Melville Bell and Eliza Grace Symonds Bell. He is mostly known for inventing the telephone. Today, his telephone company is known as AT&T. On March 10th, Thomas, Alex’s brother, heard Alex speak clearly over the wire. On October 6th, they talked back and forth to each other. This was the first time people talked on the telephone. That’s cool, right??
Alexander Graham Bell's Biography
Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. The family home was 16 South Charlotte Street, and now has a commemorative mark at the doorstep, marking it as Alexander Graham Bell's birthplace. He had two brothers, Melville James Bell, and Edward Charles Bell. His father was Professor Alexander Melville Bell, and his mother was Eliza Grace Symonds Bell. Although he was born ''Alexander'', at age ten, he made a plea to his father to have a middle name like his two brothers. For his 11th birthday, his father acquiesced and allowed him to adopt the middle name "Graham", chosen out of admiration for Alexander Graham, a Canadian being treated by his father and boarder who had become a family friend. Alex helped Helen Keller learn to speak. Helen was deaf and blind. She became a famous author and public speaker.