You could easily make the case that March 10th, 1876, was one of those rare days during which something happened that indeed changed the world.
March 10th, 1876, was the day in which Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful telephone call.
As the story goes, Bell was in one room of his home in Boston, MA and his assistant, Watson, was in another room.
A month earlier, Bell had filed patent papers for his new device, which he called a telephone.
On March 10th, Bell sat in front of his new device, and spoke these words, ” Come here, Watson, I need you.”
This was the first recorded instance of intelligible speech being transmitted from one separate space to another.
But Bell wasn’t done yet. Later that same year, back at his father’s home in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, Bell made the first building-to-building call,and in 1877, in Hamilton, Ontario, Bell put in place the world’s first telephone system. He had four customers.
For more fun stuff to see and learn, visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island.
You can also call the Bell Homestead National Historic Site at 519-756-6220 in Brantford, Ontario, or look for the site on Facebook.
Alexander Graham Bell was born in 1847 in Scotland and died in 1922 in Canada.
And Don Ameche didn’t have anything to do with it.