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  • This is Alexander Graham Bell, he is the one who invented the telephone. He was born in 1847, and died in 1922. So, he invented the telephone in 1876, when he was only 29 years old. 
  • The person who invented the lightbulb is Thomas Edison. He invented the lightbulb in 1879 when he was 29 years old. In Edison's 89 years, he acquired a record number of 1,093 patents. 
  • Edwin L. Drake was born on March 29, 1819. He was born in Greenville, New York. Drake studied the techniques of drilling salt wells and decided to bore for the oil. He began drilling in 1858. In 1870, after years of poverty, he went back to Pennsylvania a was awarded a pension by the state legislature. But he sadly died later in 1880.
  • The telephone was invented in 1876, and was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. Since Bell was interested in sounds and speech, it lead him to figure out how to use electricity to get sounds to travel a long way. Bell used this science the build the telephone. He spoke into the telephone to test the invention. A telephone transmitter turned sound waves from his voice into electric currents. The currents traveled down the wire toward the telephone receiver.The receiver turned the electric currents back into sound waves which traveled to the other person ear.
  • Thomas Edison is the person who invented electricity and the typewriter. The electric light was not invented by Edison. He is credited with the invention, because his version was able to outstrip the earlier versions. Edison invented the first electoral style typewriter in 1870. It used an electric input, to type remotely.
  • When Edwin L. Dr started drilling, he almost immediately found it impossible to maintain a borehole in the loose rock and soil just below. He in fact solved the problem by driving sections of pipe into the ground until bedrock was struck. And from there, drilling continued until an oil deposit was reached.
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