History & Culture: Ancient World, Photos, Maps, More (National Geographic)
Video

Start Calling: Alexander Graham Bell

 
Latest version of Windows Media Player and high-speed connection required.
Bell was just 29 years old in 1876, when he created his first prototype telephone. By 1915 there were 11 million phones, long-distance service stretched from coast to coast, and the United States was wired for sound.
More Video
National Geographic and Windows XP present the following video profiles of people and societies who "started something" that had a significant impact on the development of modern civilization.
Illustration: Mesopotamian cuneiform Start Writing
The Ancient Sumerians
Photo: silk rolls Start Producing
The Ancient Chinese
Photo: Thomas Edison Start Recording
Thomas Edison
Photo: Alexander Graham Bell Start Calling
Alexander Graham Bell
PLAY VIDEO >>
Photo: Marie Curie Start Researching
Marie Curie
Photo: The Wright Brothers Start Flying
The Wright Brothers
 

Featured Promotions