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