March 10, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell spoke the now-famous words, "Mr. Watson, come here. I want you." We have been afflicted with ability more or less to be in contact with anyone anywhere ever since. Either Bell or Antonio Meucci invented the telephone, whichever you choose to believe. But it is a fact that the above communication took place three days after Bell had been granted a patent for his device.
Bell was born on March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He died on August 2, 1922 in Novia Scotia.
Bell Telephone Company was founded on July 9, 1877.