Thursday, July 7, 2011 | Categories: Episodes |
Coming up on Rewind, the story of the telephone. "Mr. Watson, come here! I want you!" Those were the first words ever uttered over the telephone and they were a call for help after inventor Alexander Graham Bell spilled battery acid on his pants.
If the telephone wasn't born in Canada, it was certainly conceived here. In 1874, in Brantford, Ontario, inventor Alexander Graham Bell first described the scientific principle that would convey the human voice over wires. By the Second World War, Canadians led the world in talking on the telephone. On this show, an hour about the invention and rise of the telephone.