Alexander Graham Bell received the patent for the telephone on 7th March 1876. Coincidentally, he and Elisha Gray had applied for the patent together on 14th February 1876. A year later, Alexander Graham Bell went on to install the world’s first telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Elisha Gray was a great inventor in his own right and he had over 70 patents!
The first message over the Internet (actually it's predecessor, ARPANET) was the word "login" on October 29, 1969. Should we celebrate Internet birthday on this day? [more...]