On 3 March 2007, the front-page of the Arizona Living section of the Arizona Republic was devoted to Alexander Graham Bell.
Alexander Graham Bell was born on 3 March 1847 and he died on 2 August 1922. He was born and raised in Scotland and he came to the U.S. in 1871. Bell is commonly credited as the first inventor of the telephone: "Watson, come here! I want to see you!" Potential birthdate of the telephone: 1 July 1875. Bell filed a "telephone" patent on 7 March 1876.[source: HNN.US--History News Network] "On 11 June 2002, to little fanfare, the United State House of Representatives declared that the telephone was invented by an Italian-American named Antonio Meucci, a sausage and candle maker. Forget Alexander Graham Bell. The House declared that Bell's patent for the telephone was based on 'fraud and misrepresentation.'"
During 1871, Antonio Meucci filed a "patent caveat" (a statement of intention to patent) for a device that might have electronically transmitted sound.
Creator: Gerald Thurman
Created: 04 March 2007