During his life, Graham preached in person to more than million people and to millions more via television, satellite, and film. He proclaimed the gospel to more persons than any other preacher in history. He was ordained a minister in the Southern Baptist Church and pastored a small church in suburban Chicago and preached on a weekly radio program. In he became the first full-time staff member of Youth for Christ and launched his evangelistic campaigns.
Invention of the telephone ByBell's initial work on the harmonic telegraph had entered a formative stage, with progress made both at his new Boston "laboratory" a rented facility and at his family home in Canada a big success.
Bell thought it might be possible to generate undulating electrical currents that corresponded to sound waves. But he had no working model to demonstrate the feasibility of these ideas. Antonio Meucci sent a telephone model and technical details to the Western Union telegraph company but failed to win a meeting with executives.
When he asked for his materials to be returned, inhe was told they had been lost. Two years later Bell, who shared a laboratory with Meucci, filed a patent for a telephone, became a celebrity and made a lucrative deal with Western Union.
Meucci sued and was nearing victory - the supreme court agreed to hear the case and fraud charges were initiated against Bell - when the Florentine died in The legal action died with him.
Henry replied that Bell had "the germ of a great invention". When Bell said that he did not have the necessary knowledge, Henry replied, "Get it! However, a chance meeting in between Bell and Thomas A. Watsonan experienced electrical designer and mechanic at the electrical machine shop of Charles Williams, changed all that.
With financial support from Sanders and Hubbard, Bell hired Thomas Watson as his assistant, [N 14] and the two of them experimented with acoustic telegraphy. On June 2,Watson accidentally plucked one of the reeds and Bell, at the receiving end of the wire, heard the overtones of the reed; overtones that would be necessary for transmitting speech.
That demonstrated to Bell that only one reed or armature was necessary, not multiple reeds.
This led to the "gallows" sound-powered telephonewhich could transmit indistinct, voice-like sounds, but not clear speech. The race to the patent office Main article: Elisha Gray and Alexander Bell telephone controversy InBell developed an acoustic telegraph and drew up a patent application for it.
Since he had agreed to share U. On February 14,Gray filed a caveat with the U. Patent Office for a telephone design that used a water transmitter. That same morning, Bell's lawyer filed Bell's application with the patent office.
There is considerable debate about who arrived first and Gray later challenged the primacy of Bell's patent. Bell was in Boston on February 14 and did not arrive in Washington until February Bell's patent , was issued to Bell on March 7,by the U. Bell's patent covered "the method of, and apparatus for, transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically On March 10,three days after his patent was issued, Bell succeeded in getting his telephone to work, using a liquid transmitter similar to Gray's design.
Vibration of the diaphragm caused a needle to vibrate in the water, varying the electrical resistance in the circuit. When Bell spoke the sentence "Mr. Watson—Come here—I want to see you" into the liquid transmitter,  Watson, listening at the receiving end in an adjoining room, heard the words clearly.Billy Graham was perhaps the most significant religious figure of the 20th century, and the organizations and the movement he helped spawn continue to shape the 21st.
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I have compiled dates and events from several sources, both online and paper documents. Even though I found a couple of conflicts between sources over exact dates, for the most part these can be considered accurate. The new leslutinsduphoenix.com makes it easier than ever to find what you need to know about the federal campaign finance process.
Explore legal resources, campaign finance data, help for candidates and committees, and more. The Volta Laboratory (also known as the "Alexander Graham Bell Laboratory", the "Bell Carriage House" and the "Bell Laboratory") and the Volta Bureau were created in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
by Alexander Graham Bell.. The Volta Laboratory was founded in – with Charles Sumner Tainter and Bell's cousin, Chichester Bell.
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