As we walk across campus, even as we walk through the library, we constantly see students, staff and faculty alike using a common device; a cell phone. These cell phones are made possible by the creation of the telephone, for which Alexander Graham Bell received a patent on this day in 1876. The inventor was 29-years-old at the time, and would go on to work in field of aeronautics. He also became a founding member of the National Geographic Society in 1888.
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