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
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In 1806, William Colgate opened at starch, soap, and candle factory in New York. The business was relatively successful until William had a heart attack and retired from his job. When his son, Samuel Colgate, took over, he revolutionized the business and began manufacturing perfume and toothpaste instead. In 1873, the firm introduced their first toothp aste, in a jar! Keep sharing Facts You Never Knew While it sounds extremely odd for toothpaste to be in a jar now, back then it was completely normal. In fact, it was Colgate that altered the norm and began putting their product in tubes. By 1908, they were the first to sell mass produced toothpaste in tubes and became one of the largest American companies!