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Alexander Graham Bell's design sketch of the telephone, ca. 1876.
Bell's first design sketch of the telephone

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The First Telephone Call
March 10, 1876

Inspired by his scientific curiosity, Bell went on to create other new inventions, including the photophone in 1880. This first wireless telephone transmitted sound on a beam of light instead of electrical wires. It is the forefather of the cordless phone and 80% of today's telephone systems that use fiber optics.
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