On This Day: The First Telephone
On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell conducted his first successful experiment with his newest invention, the telephone. He used it to summon his assistant, Thomas Watson, with the now-famous words, “Mr. Watson—come here—I want to see you.”
It’s been over 130 years since then, and we’re still addicted to calling people we could just as easily walk over and see in person.