Life Of Alexander Graham Bell

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  • Mexicans lose Los Angeles to the U.S. Marines. The War in California is essentially over

    Mexicans lose Los Angeles to the U.S. Marines. The War in California is essentially over
    On January 10, 1847; The Mexicans lose Los Angeles to the U.S. Marines. The War in California was essentially over. This War was also known as "The Mexican War". The Mexicans lose Los Angeles to the U.S. Marines because the Mexicans were so weak that U.S. Marines just defeated them in few hours and ruled Los Angeles. This event is significant because this war between the Mexicans and the U.S. Marines has really changed the world today.
    Source: (Timeline: 1841-1850)
  • Alexander Graham Bell was born

    Alexander Graham Bell was born
    Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland March 3, 1847. Alexander Graham Bell is born to Professor Alexander Melville Bell and Eliza Grace Symonds. His father was a famous elocutionist or speech expert and teacher. This is the most significant day in his life.
    Source: Hylander (Pg-126)
  • Bell invents his first machine

    Bell invents his first machine
    Alexander Graham Bell invented his first machine in December,1859. He invented his first machine at the age of 12 and it was a machine that could clean wheat grains and remove the husks. His mother began to lose her hearing this year. This event is significant because this was his first machine that he ever invented.
    Source: (Alexander Graham Bell Timeline)
  • South Carolina declared "Independent Commonwealth"

    South Carolina declared "Independent Commonwealth"
    On December 18,1859; South Carolina declared "Independent Commonwealth". They declared South Carolina "Independent Commonwealth" because South Carolina was an independent state. South Carolina is also a regional organization formed during the breakup of the Soviet Union. This event is significant because this event changed the history of South Carolina by giving independence to other states like South Carolina.
    Source:(1859 in History at Brainy History)
  • Chenille manufacturing machine patented by William Canter, NYC

    Chenille manufacturing machine patented by William Canter, NYC
    Chenille may refer to either a type of yarn or fabric made from it. Chenille is the French word for caterpillar whose fur the yarn is supposed to resemble. This machine was patented by William Canter in New York City. This event is significant because this was the machine that made a lot of new designs in clothes.
    Source: (1863 in History at Brainy History)
  • Bell is interested in speech machines

    Bell is interested in speech machines
    Alexander Graham Bell was interested in speech machines in February, 1863. His father took him to see an "automation machine" that imitated the sound of the human voice. He became interested in speech and language and translated a German book by another famous scientist so that he could build a machine with the help of his brother that he thought would be useful. This event is significant event because that's what inspired him to create his first machine.
    Source: (Alexander Graham Bell Timeline)
  • Bell's other brother dies and family moves to Canada

    Bell's other brother dies and family moves to Canada
    Bell's brother Melville died from tuberculosis. His father also became sick but traveled to Newfoundland to recuperate. Bell's parents decided to move to Canada. Aleck also became sick but a journey to the "New World" with a different climate saved his health. This event is significant because that's when he moved to Canada from his homeland.
    Source: Beard (Pg-49)
  • Bell moves to U.S. (Boston)

    Bell moves to U.S. (Boston)
    Bell moves to Boston to teach others his method of Visible Speech System, to help the deaf and speech-impaired people. This event is significant because he was the one who wanted to improve the communication for the deaf. He also used the "Visible Speech' to make the communication of the deaf easy to understand. The "Visible Speech" is a system of phonetic symbols for the deaf to make them understand easily.
    Source: (Alexander Graham Bell Biography)
  • The War between Prussia and France officially ends with the Treaty Of Frankfurt

    The War between Prussia and France officially ends with the Treaty Of Frankfurt
    The War ended because of the Treaty of Frankfurt. The Treaty of Frankfurt was a peace treaty signed in Frankfurt on 10 May 1871, at the end of the Franco-Prussian War. They signed this document because they don't want to have a war between Prussia and France. This event is significant because this Treaty of Frankfurt has changed the world today by not having a war between Prussia and France.
    Source: (Timeline: 1871-1880)
  • Bell opens his own school for the deaf

    Bell opens his own school for the deaf
    He opened a school in Boston called the "Vocal Physiology and Mechanics of Speech for deaf students. Helen Keller was one of his famous students. This event is significant because he has the idea of improving the conversation of people who can't hear or see. This idea has been a really good for the people who is blind and deaf to understand.
    Source: (The Library Of Congress)
  • Bell invents the telephone

    Bell invents the telephone
    He starts experimenting on the phone autograph, a machine that helps plot sound waves. In the summer of this year he came up with the idea of a telephone. He hired an assistant named Thomas Watson. This event is significant because this was his first invention that spread worldwide since 1874.
    Source: (Alexander Graham Bell Timeline)
  • Emigrant ship Cos Patrick catches fire and sinks off at Auckland, New Zealand

    Emigrant ship Cos Patrick catches fire and sinks off at Auckland, New Zealand
    Cos Patrick was a wooden 3-masted full-rigged sailing ship that caught fire south of the Cape of Good Hope on 17 November 1874, while on a voyage from Graves end, England, to Auckland, New Zealand. Only three of the 472 persons on board survived the disaster, which is often considered the worst in New Zealand's history. That ship got on fire due to some engine problem. This event is significant because many people died and did not see their families.
    Source: (1874 in History at Brainy History)
  • Bell proves that telephones works

    Bell proves that telephones works
    Watson happens to pluck one of the metal reeds that formed Bell's phone autograph machine. This accidental move showed that a telephone could transmit sounds. This event is significant because he finally proved that the telephone works by using the telegraph lines. This invention has really helped the world today that all the people are still using it today.
    Source: (Alexander Graham Bell Phone/Other Inventions)
  • Henry Morton Stanley reaches Boma during trip cross Africa

    Henry Morton Stanley reaches Boma during trip cross Africa
    Between 1874 and 1877 Henry Morton Stanley traveled central Africa East to West, exploring Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika, etc. He covered 7,000 miles from Zanzibar in the east to Boma in the mouth of the Congo in the west and resolved a number of open questions concerning the geography of central Africa. This event is significant because he was a British American explorer of central Africa and he was famous for his rescue of the Scottish missionary.
    Source: (1877 in History at brainy History)
  • Bell has many other inventions

    Bell has many other inventions
    Bell invents the phonograph, the metal detector, a metal jacket that helped people breathe, and an audiometer that helped detect hearing problems among 18 patents given in his name. He received many honors and many awards are still given today in his name. This event is significant because of his first invention of the telephone he believed that he could invent better think like the telephone.
    Source: (Alexander Graham Bell Timeline)
  • Bell passed away

    Bell passed away
    Alexander Graham Bell died but his legacy is still with us today. This event is significant because he did not just die like a normal person, instead he died as a great scientist in the American History.
    Source: Bruce (Pg-488)