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First telephone by Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell was an inventor, scientist and engineer who invented the telephone. Both his mother and his wife were deaf, which greatly influenced his research on hearing and speech. Bell died at the age of 75 from complications related to diabetes. On August 4, 1922, all telephone service in the United States and Canada was suspended for one minute during his funeral to honor his many acc omplishments. Bell was born in Scotland but later moved to Canada at the age of 23. Here, he set up his own workshop and began his study of the human voice. He continually experimented and created a number of small inventions. Bell later relocated to Boston where his experiments were funded by Western Union. Before the telephone, Bell invented an acoustic telegraph, which could transmit more than one telegraph message simultaneously over the same wire. He continued to work on the telephone and on March 10, 1876, he succeeded in getting the device to work. The first words ever spoken and h