This week we have been learning about Alexander Graham Bell. Here are 5 facts about him that we found out:
- His father gave him his middle name for his 11th birthday
- Bell was interested in communication because his mother was deaf
- He filed his claim for the patent on the telephone only hours before his rival, Elisha Gray did
- A famous Alexander Graham Bell quote is: "Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."
- On the day of Alexander Graham Bell's funeral, all phone calls were suspended for one minute in the US in honour of his work