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

Start Calling: Alexander Graham Bell

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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.
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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
Photo: Marie Curie Start Researching
Marie Curie
Photo: The Wright Brothers Start Flying
The Wright Brothers

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