Alexander Graham Bell was born on this day in Edinburgh in 1847. Did you know that in addition to patenting the invention of Telephone in 1876, he also invented the photophone, the induction balance, and the Telephone probe, and (with C. A. Bell and Sumner Tainter) the graphophone. He also investigated laws of flight and studied the education of the deaf. Find out more about him from his Who’s Who entry.
Image credit: Alexander Graham Bell, half-length portrait. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Alexander Graham Bell was born on this day in Edinburgh in 1847. Did you know that in addition to patenting the invention of Telephone in 1876, he also invented the photophone, the induction balance, and the Telephone probe, and (with C. A. Bell and Sumner Tainter) the graphophone. He also investigated laws of flight and studied the education of the deaf. Find out more about him from his Who’s Who entry.

Image credit: Alexander Graham Bell, half-length portrait. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.