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Interesting US History
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March 10, 1876

Alexander Graham Bell Makes the First
Successful Telephone Call

On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell makes history with the words "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you" in the first successful telephone call.

Although Bell is credited as the inventor of the telephone and received a patent on "Improvements in Telegraphy" other inventors had received patents for similar devices before then. It wasn't until March 10 that speech was transmitted clearly with those now famous words.

March 10, 1848

The U.S. Ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Ending the Mexican-American War

On this day in 1848, the Mexican-American War ended when the United States ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In the negotiated treaty, Mexico gave up control of Texas and ceded all of present day California, Nevada, Utah and part of four other modern-day states to the U.S. for $15 million.