Alexander Graham Bell is a scientist and inventor most famous for inventing the telephone. Bell was born on March 3 1847. He was inspired to begin his scientific study by his mother, who was deaf. Bell’s father was an influential figure in teaching deaf students and in fostering communication with the deaf community, something which Bell himself excelled at from an early age. He worked with the deaf community throughout his life and eventually ended up marrying a deaf woman.
It was Bell’s determination to help deaf people that lead to most of his inventions, including the telephone. He was working on making improvements to the telegraph system when he got the idea to try transmitting speech telegraphically. This is how the idea of the telephone came about. Without Alexander Graham Bell our modern world would be dramatically changed. Telephones have become such an important part of our society and we have him to thank for it. We celebrate Bell and his accomplishments on Alexander Graham Bell Day, the anniversary of the day the telephone was patented, March 7, 1876.