Telephone started today - level 2, A12
The telephone was created by three men in the USA. Alexander Bell tried to make the telephone for many years. After many years, he created the telephone and he decided to patent his telephone on 14th February 1876.
Elisha Grey was also working on the telephone for about 10 years. And on the same day, 14th February 1876, he also decided to patent his telephone, 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 another 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 the extra 10 dollars for a longer patent.
So, three men created the telephone but only Bell is really famous.
Written by Danny for News in Levels
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