March 10: “Mr. Watson, Come Here”
On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful telephone call when he phoned his assistant, Mr. Watson. Two years later Thomas Edison improved the telephone by inventing a microphone capable of creating a signal strong enough to make long-distance calls practical. Enjoy this collection of resources related to Mr. Bell, Mr. Edison, and early telegraph and telephone technology.
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