On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell patented his strange new device, the telephone, and forever changed the way people communicate. Of course, it took some time for the telephone to catch on, but today it’s almost as if no one can survive without it.
Today Bell is remembered almost exclusively for inventing the phone, but he actually has 18 patents in his name, plus twelve more that he patented with various friends. He even invented a crude metal detector in an attempt to find the bullet in President James Garfield.
I think I’ll celebrate Alexander Graham Bell Day by giving my mom a call – from over 1400 miles away.
Who will you call today?