The famous Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone on this day in 1876. Although Bell was born in Scotland, he is claimed by the British, the Canadians, and the Americans, because he lived in all these countries.
One of the most important inventions in history – the telephone – was patented on this day. The patent under the number 174.465 of the American Patent Office received the inventor Alexander Graham Bell. Three days later, Bell was able to make the first usable phone. The first words that through the phone were those calling his assistant in the next room: “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.”
Bell and his father-in-law founded the Bell Telephone Company, which achieved great growth due possessing a patent on the telephone. Later, the company grew into the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), one of the largest corporations in the world in the 20th century. Although Bell was born in Scotland, he is claimed by the British, the Canadians, and the Americans, because he lived in all these countries. Generally, the issue of whether one belongs to a country where he was born or the one in which he spent most of his life stays unresolved. Sometimes it is best to accept both possibilities.