On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell spoke his first sentence on the newly invented telephone to his assistant Thomas Watson: "Mister Watson, come here, I want you." You can still hear Bell today, speaking on wax cylinders recorded in the late 19th century. Take a listen below, then find out how Alexander Graham Bell's wife was secretly responsible for the popularity of the telephone.
Alexander Graham Bell's Voice Recorded From 1885
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Here is the first ever recording of Alexander Graham Bell, speaking on a telephone: 00:15
Alexander Graham Bell Presents The Telephone
Written by Curiosity Staff March 3, 2015
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