Interesting facts about Alexander Graham Bell
June 10, 2009 | In: People facts
Alexander Graham Bell (3 March 1847 – 2 August 1922) was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Initially, he wanted to develop a multiple telegraph. Only later did he realize that a far greater prize lay at the end of the road.
He only attended school for five years; from the time he was 10 until he was 14, but he never stopped learning. He read the books in his grandfather’s library and studied tutorials.
In 1883 Bell invented the graphophone, the first practical system of sound recording.
Bell continued his many experiments in communication, which culminated in the invention of the photophone-transmission of sound on a beam of light — a precursor of today’s optical fiber systems.
Bell died on August 2, 1922. On the day of his burial, all telephone service in the US was stopped for one minute in his honor.