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TODAY IN HISTORY - 3 MARCH


• 1575 – Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.


• 1913 – Thousands of women march in a suffrage parade in Washington, D.C.

• 1938 – Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.

• 1969 – Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module.

• 1847 – Alexander Graham Bell Born, Scottish-American engineer, Invented The Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone.
Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, profoundly influencing Bell's life's work. His research on hearing and speech further led him to experiment with hearing devices which eventually culminated in Bell being awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone in 1876. Bell considered his most famous invention an intrusion on his real work as a scientist and refused to have a telephone in his study.

Many other inventions marked Bell's later life, including ground-breaking  work in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils and aeronautics. Although Bell was not one of the 33 founders of the National Geographic Society, he had a strong influence on the magazine while serving as the second president from January 7, 1898 until 1903.







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