Alexander Graham Bell: Inventor Of The Telephone, International Hero

By Karen Harris
Bell with an early version of the telephone. (massmoments.org)

Although several noted inventors of the day, including Thomas Edison and Elisha Gray, were also tinkering with communication technology, it was Alexander Graham Bell who received the first patent for the telephone on March 7, 1876. Bell truly changed the world, but how did a mediocre student go on to greatness? Here is what you may not know about Alexander Graham Bell.