Alexander Graham Bell

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  • Birth and Education

    Birth and Education
    Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1847. His mother , who was deaf, was a musician and a painter of portraits. His father, Alexander Melville Bell, who taught deaf people how to speak, invented "Visible Speech". He went to school at the Edinburgh high school and Edinburgh University, receiving special training in his father's program for removing impediments in speech.
  • Helping mom

    Helping mom
    When he was a teen-ager, he and his brother Melly used the voice box of a dead sheep to make a speaking machine that cried, "Mama!" This created even more interest in human speech and how it worked.
  • Moving

    He moved to Londan in 1867, and went the University there, but had to leave again because of his heath, and went to Canada with his father in 1870.
  • Brothers death

    Brothers death
    When he was in his early 20's, his two brothers died of tuberculosis * . Bell himself had the disease and his father moved the family to Canada looking for a better climate in which to live. Bell recovered from the disease.
  • America

    In 1872 he took up his residence in the United States, introducing with success his father's program of deaf-mute instruction, and became professor of vocal physiology in Boston University.
  • First invention

    First invention
    The first invention was in Philadelphia, called the "photophone," in which a vibratory beam of light is substituted for a wire in conveying speech, has also attracted much attention, but has never been used. It was first described by him before the American association for the advancement of science in Boston, 27 August 1880.
  • The first words

    The first words
    He spoke the first words over the phone to a Mr. Thomas Watson. who was supprised at Alexander's invention
  • Live

    He married a laid named Mabel Hubbard. They moved to england and lived for a year were they had a little girl, Elsie May Bell, born on may 8, 1878, They later had a second daughter in america name Marian (Daisy) Bell, on Feb. 15, 1880. Bell later had to boys both died at birth.
  • Hellen Keller

    Hellen Keller
    Bell meets six-year-old blind and deaf Helen Keller in Washington, D.C. He helps her family find a private teacher by recommending that her father seek help from Michael Anagnos, director of the Perkins Institution for the Blind.
  • Death

    He died as a US citizen, but he died in Canada at the age of 75. He died as a diabaetic on Aug 2nd. On the day of his burial all phones in america was stopped for one min. in honor of him.