We all think of the phone when it comes to Alexander Graham Bell, as he was the inventor of this amazing piece of technology. But he was much more than that…read on to find out all about him!
Alexander Graham Bell was a famous inventor.
He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on March 3, 1847. Wow that was a long time ago!
He died in Nova Scotia in Canada on August 2, 1922.
He was best known for inventing the telephone.
This is quite an amazing story. He first became interested in the science of sound as both his mother and his wife were deaf.
Bell was born on March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He grew up in Scotland and was initially home-schooled by his father who was a professor. He later attended high school as well as the University of Edinburgh.
He actually had loads of inventions and did experiments in many different areas of science. Here are some the things he invented:
Bell made the first transcontinental telephone call on January 15, 1915. He called Thomas Watson from New York City. Watson was in San Francisco.
He helped form the National Geographic Society.
Bell did not like to have a telephone in his study as he found it was too distracting!
He did not get the middle name Graham until he was 10 years old, when he asked his father to give him a middle name like his brothers.
At his wife’s request, Bell went by the nickname Alec.
Upon his death, every phone in North America was silenced for a short period to honour him.
Aeronautics – the science of building things that fly like aircraft
Hydrofoils – a type of boat
So know you know all about Alexander Graham Bell. Do you know any other facts that we’ve left out?