October 9, 2020: What were the first words spoken on the telephone?

Answer: On March 10, 1876, Thomas Alva Edison spoke the words ” Mr. Watson – Come here – I want to see you” into his new invention. Mr. Edison’s handwritten notes can be found on the Library of Congress’s website.

The Westbrook Public Library also has a variety of books about Thomas Alva Edison and the telephone, including:

The Smithsonian Institute’s Telephones Through Time virtual exhibit is also a great website to learn more about the history of the telephone.

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