Tag: alexander graham bell

  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

    written by dirklancer on 2009-06-25 #places
    Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

    I knew who Alexander Graham Bell was - most people know that he invented the telephone - but I had very little knowledge of his work as a prolific scientist, innovator, and engineer, and even more important to him, teacher of the deaf. Now that I have spent some time at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, I wish I would have had the chance to meet this amazing, driven, and compassionate man.

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  • Today in History: National Geographic Society Founded (1888)

    written by soundfoodaround on 2012-01-27
    Today in History: National Geographic Society Founded (1888)

    On this day, 124 years ago, National Geographic Society was founded! As their motto, "Inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888", states, the society's purpose is to encourage environmental awareness. Today we are commemorating their long legacy of scientific discoveries, explorations, and philanthropy!

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  • Today in History: Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone (1876)

    written by soundfoodaround on 2012-03-07 #news
    Today in History: Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone (1876)

    On this day in history Scottish-born American scientist Alexander Graham Bell, who was 29 years-old at the time, was granted a patent for his revolutionary intention - the telephone! Why not dial a friend and mark this occasion by tying up the phone lines at home or at work... on second thoughts, forget the last one!