Telephone started today - level 1, A12
The telephone started in the USA. Three men made the telephone. Alexander Bell tried to make the telephone for many years. After many years, he made it and he patented his telephone on 14th February 1876.
Elisha Grey also worked on the telephone for 10 years. He also patented the telephone on 14th February 1876, but he came two hours later than Bell. Both men said that they were the first but the Patent Office gave the patent to Bell on 7th March 1876.
There was the third man, Antonio Meucci. He patented the telephone in 1871, 5 years before Bell. But his patent was only for 3 years and he didn't make it longer. Some people say that he didn't have 10 dollars for a longer patent.
So, three men made the telephone but the world only knows Bell.
Written by Danny for News in Levels
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