On 11th June 2002, the US Congress recognised Antonio Meucci as the inventor of the telephone.
Meucci was as Italian inventor and associate of Giuseppe Garibaldi. Though he had submitted a patent caveat, he did not mention electromagnetic transmission of vocal sound in the document. Meucci had set up a voice-communication link in his Staten Island home where he connected the second-floor bedroom to his laboratory.
Later, Alexander Graham Bell, received a patent for the same. Another interesting this was that both Elisha Gray and Graham Bell had filed patents for the telephone on the very same day – 14th February 1876.
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