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Bell's Experimental Notebook, March 10, 1876.
Bell's notebook entry on March 10, 1876

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The First Telephone Call
March 10, 1876

Born in 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Bell became an expert in sound and public speaking. His understanding of sound helped him to teach the deaf and then invent the telephone.

Bell was a man of vision. After the telephone's success, he wrote to his father about a future when "friends converse with each other without leaving home." How often do you talk with your friends on the phone? Can you imagine how life would be different without it?

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