Thomas Watson & Alexander Graham Bell

Thomas John Watson, Jr. (January 14, 1914 – December 31, 1993) was an American businessman, political figure, and philanthropist. Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. 5.0/5

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Thomas Augustus Watson, assistant to Alexander Graham Bell, in the invention of the telephone in 1876, is a…
FRIDAY FONE FACT: 1st phone call was made on 10/3/1876 in Boston, Mass. between Alexander Graham Bell & his assistant Thomas Watson
The first words said on a telephone were Alexander Graham Bell telling Thomas Watson "I need a brick of that raw."
"Come here, I want to see you." is what Alexander Graham Bell said to Thomas Watson and it's the first telephonic conversation.
The first text message ever, from Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson:.
Can you identify this retro object? Let’s just say Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson were the first to use th…
Alexander Graham Bell worked on acoustic telegraphy with his assistant, an electrical designer named Thomas Watson.
Today is Sunday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2015. There are 340 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 25, 1915, America's first official transcontinental telephone call took place as Alexander Graham Bell, who was in New York, spoke to his former assistant, Thomas Watson, who was in San Francisco, over a line set up by American Telephone & Telegraph. On this date: In 1533, England's King Henry VIII secretly married his second wife, Anne Boleyn, who later gave birth to Elizabeth I. In 1890, reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) of the New York World completed a round-the-world journey in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes. The United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus, Ohio. In 1915, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Coppage v. Kansas, upheld the right of employers to bar employees from belonging to labor unions by making them sign a "yellow dog contract." In 1924, the first Winter Olympic Games opened in Chamonix (SHAH'-moh-nee), France. In 1945, the World War II Battle of the B ...
In 1915, Alexander Graham Bell placed the first transcontinental call from his New York lab to Thomas Watson in San Francisco. A special phone loop was installed in Washington to allow President Woodrow Wilson to participate in the groundbreaking call.
1876 Alexander Graham Bell successfully tests his telephone in his Boston home by reaching his assistant, Thomas Watson.
On this date in 1876, the first telephone call was made between Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson.
Quote of the Day: In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call. Thomas Watson answered it.
in 1876, the 1st telephone call was made by Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson.
Thomas Watson, who received the first telephone call from Alexander Graham Bell 10 Mar 1876
On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell makes the first call to Thomas Watson saying "Watson, come here. I need you."
in 1876 - 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson).
March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant, Thomas Watson: "Mr. Watson-- What are you wearing?"
Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... with Thomas Watson on the designand patent of the first practical telephone. ... "
Important landmarks in the telephone history (Interesting!) •On March 10, 1876, at the age of 29, Alexander Graham Bell developed the telephone's fundamental operating principle when he and his associate, Thomas Watson, were working in their lab experimenting with a new type of 'liquid transmitter'. Through the instrument Mr. Bell spoke to his assistant and said, 'Mr. Watson, come here, I want you.' And, Mr. Watson declared that he had heard and understood what Mr. Bell had said. This historic event was the first successful experiment with transmitting voice through wire. And shortly after that on July 9, 1877, the first telephone company, 'Bell Telephone Company', was founded in Boston, Massachusetts. •1877 One of the first private citizens to have a telephone was Mark Twain. He, and President Rutherford Hayes, the nineteenth President of the U.S. in 1877 but the first President of the Telephone age. There was a phone booth installed inside the White House just outside the Oval Office. A telephone wo ...
July 9, 1776…In New York, the American Declaration of Independence was read aloud to General George Washington's troops.1877…The Bell Telephone Company was formed by Alexander Graham Bell, Gardiner Greene Hubbard, Thomas Sanders and Thomas Watson.1922…Johnny Weissmuller, who went on to play Tarzan in movies a decade later, became the first person to swim the 100-meter freestyle in less than one minute.1954…At Sun Studio in Memphis, Elvis Presley recorded "Blue Moon Of Kentucky."1956…In Philadelphia, *** Clark made his debut as host of "Bandstand" on WFIL-TV following the DUI arrest of the show's former host, Bob Horn. The program's name changed to "American Bandstand" when it became a network show on ABC in 1957. Clark relinquished his hosting duties in 1989 to 26-year-old David Hirsch, but the program was cancelled within a matter of months.1956…Bill Haley and His Comets were denied permission to play at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, New Jersey. After trouble at Asbury Park on June 30, a ...
Alexander Graham Bell had two great passions: helping the deaf and inventing. He was born in 1847 in Scotland, where his father taught the art of public speaking and helped deaf people learn to speak. When Alexander was a young man, his family immigrated to Canada, and he soon moved south to Boston, Massachusetts, where he opened a school for teachers of the deaf. In Boston, Bell grew fascinated with the idea of developing a way to send voices over telegraph wires. He became fast friends with a young mechanic named Thomas Watson, who helped him with his experiments. For months, the two tinkered with electric currents, switches, and reeds. March 10, 1876, brought one of the great moments in the history of invention. Bell was hard at work in his laboratory, preparing to test a new transmitter he had recently designed, when he spilled some battery acid on his clothes. “Mr. Watson, come here! I want you!” he called. Watson rushed from another room to Bell’s side, not with alarm, but with excitement. He ...
1877: Bell Telephone Company formed, with Alexander Graham Bell as "electrician" and Thomas Watson as "superintendent."
Jan 25th 1915 Alexander Graham Bell calls Thomas Watson in SF. He actually considered the phone an intrusion on his work as a scientist. ;)
Here are a few events from American History for October 9th. 1635 Religious dissident Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 1781 James Forten is held aboard the British ship Amphion, where he refuses an offer of freedom if he will go to England with the captain’s son. 1855 Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, patents the calliope, a “new musical instrument to be played by the agency of steam or highly compressed air.” 1876 Alexander Graham Bell, in Boston, and Thomas Watson, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, hold the first telephone conversation over outdoor wires. 1936 Boulder (now Hoover) Dam begins sending electricity across 266 miles of mountains and deserts to Los Angeles. Just a bit of old history I thought you all might like to read. History is made everyday by everyone in some shape, form or fashion.
Like their nineteenth-century spiritual ancestors, Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson, the high-tech computer entrepreneurs of the...
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