Alexander Graham Bell
apparently favoured establishing the connection by bellowing "Ahoy there
Award-winning historian Jill LePore has put together a curious little book that she calls "a collection of character sketches," The seven "characters" sketched are Noah Webster, William Thornton, Sequoyah, Thomas Gallaudet, Abd al-Raman Ibrahima, Samuel E B Morse, and Alexander Graham Bell
virtual who's who of scientific achievement, the list of venerable honorees includes Stephen Hawking, Gordon Moore, Alexander Graham Bell
, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Marie and Pierre Curie, Jacques Cousteau, and the Wright brothers.
This flight was the brainchild of Alexander Graham Bell
and his associates.
It's now official: the inventor of the telephone was not Alexander Graham Bell
, but Antonio Meucci, an Italian immigrant who died in poverty in 1889 in New York, after having been cheated out of the patent for the invention.
GERMAN historians have accused Alexander Graham Bell
of stealing the invention of the phone.
Alexander Graham Bell
exhibited the first telephone, and Thomas Alva Edison presented the automatic telegraph, one of more than 1,000 inventions he would patent in his lifetime.
3 Alexander Graham Bell
born 1847; 54 people killed by tornado that hits Jackson, Mississippi, in 1966.
A portion of the grant will go toward digitizing materials from the Library of Congress' collections of Alexander Graham Bell
and Samuel F.
Part of this grant will go towards preserving items from the Alexander Graham Bell
Family Collection and the Samuel F.
Ted Kennedy's (D-MA) comment, "All change in America begins at the ballot box," he noted: Eli Whitney's cotton gin in 1790 that revitalized plantations and brought on the Civil War; an Illinois blacksmith named John Deere who in 1830 invented a self-scouring steel plow; Alexander Graham Bell
, whose crackling voice in 1870 was heard to say, "Watson, come here, I want you"; two bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio, who invented air travel; Henry Ford, who invented not only a device in his Detroit garage but a mode of manufacturing; and Ray Kroc, who invented an industry as well as a corporation.
When Alexander Graham Bell
invented the telephone in 1876, many "experts" thought it had no commercial use.