Rapport and ComXo chose to celebrate National Telephonists’ Day on 10th March as this was the date that the first telephone call was made.
Sir Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the first practical telephone on 10th March 1876 famously spoke into his first working device with “Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you” which became the first crystal-clear two-way telephone call!
Sir Alexander Graham Bell (3rd March 1847 – 2nd August 1922) was a renowned scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator. His research into hearing and speech began due to his family. His grandfather, father and brother were all connected to work on elocution and both his mother and wife were deaf. He began to experiment with hearing devices which culminated in 1876 with the first US patent for the telephone.
‘What a wonderful idea to honour our profession with a dedicated day of celebrations.’
Emily Sanders, Client Services Assistant, ComXo