March 10, 1876 – The Invention of the Telephone

I’m surprised people don’t consider abandoning an invention of dead, white man. Ok, I’m not surprised. Speech transmitted by telephone.

On this day, the first discernible speech is transmitted over a telephone system when inventor Alexander Graham Bell summons his assistant in another room by saying, “Mr. Watson, come here; I want you.” Bell had received a comprehensive telephone patent just three days before.