Alexander Graham Bell - Famous Scientists
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|ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
Born: March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: in Baddek, Nova Scotia, on August 2, 1922.
After inventing the telephone, Bell invented the photophone-transmission of sound on a beam of light, the
precursor of fiber-optics.
He also invented techniques for teaching speech to the deaf.
His tetrahedral (4 triangular sides) kites were very popular
His aerial/hydrofoil projects culminates in a new world speed record
of 70.86 set by the HD4.
June 25, 1876, was the day of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, or Custer's Last Stand. It was also the day when
Bell demonstrated his new invention at the Centennial Exhibition, organized to celebrate the 100th anniversary
of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Family Papers: Timeline
Bell for Kids
BBC - Historic Figures
"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully
upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."
"The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion."