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Inventions: Communication(14 Photos)
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The Birth of Telecommunications
The Birth of TelecommunicationsVideo Clip (4:11)
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Alexander Graham Bell thought he was on to something, but no one wanted his new invention. Hear the first messages to travel by wire and through the air.
This Day in History: 03/07/1876 - Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone
This Day in History: 03/07/1876 - Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephoneVideo Clip (1:03)
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Russell Mitchell gives us a recap of some of the historical events that occurred on March 7th in this video clip from "This Day in History". In this clip, we find out that Captain James Cook discovered the Northwest coast of the Americas on this day.
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Alexander Graham Bell's Early Recordings
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In the early 1880s, in an effort to secure a patent of his own after Thomas Edison's invention of the phonograph, Alexander Graham Bell made a number of experimental recordings using a variety of methods. New audio technology has allowed some of Bell's earliest recordings to be played without damaging the originals. In one recently recovered recording, Bell himself recites a line from "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
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A Scottish-born American audiologist, Alexander Graham Bell is best known as the inventor of the telephone.Go
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