The Telephone Comes Into Being with the First Sucessful Telephone Call
On this day in 1876, the first clear telephone transmission was made by Alexander Graham Bell. Bell spoke to his assistant saying, ‘Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.’
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See also the following books:
The Telephone – Alexander Graham Bell
The History of the Telephone – Herbert Newton Casson
The following two videos show a documentary investigation into claims made by Gavin Menzies in his book, ‘1421 – The Year China Discovered America.’ The book itself is a fascinating read and puts forward an interesting theory which seems to be fairly well contradicted by the evidence brought forth in the documentary. Though the theory cannot be completely rejected based on historical evidence, the evidence that does exist seems to disagree with the theory. Though this is the case there is much historical interest in the documentary, as it presents the story of Admiral Zheng He and the Chinese Treasure Fleet.