March 10 On This Day In History
Pictured above: Bell's Experimental Notebook, 10 March 1876/Alexander Graham Bell's notebook entry of 10 March 1876 describes his successful experiment with the telephone. Speaking through the instrument to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson, in the next room, Bell utters these famous first words, "Mr. Watson -- come here -- I want to see you." Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
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1785 - Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's minister to France, succeeding Benjamin Franklin.
1797 - Thomas Jefferson presented a paper on the Megalonyx to the American Philosophical Society.
1804 – In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony was conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.
1848 – The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican–American War.
1849 - Abraham Lincoln became the first United States president to apply for a patent...a method for "Buoying vessels over shoals."
1862 - The United States issued the first modern first paper money, known as "Greenbacks."
1864 - President Lincoln signed an order assigning Ulysses S. Grant to the command of the Armies of the United States.
1864 - The song "Beautiful Dreamer" written by the late Stephen Foster was copyrighted by Wm. A. Pond & Co. of New York.
1874 - Purdue University in Indiana admitted its first student.
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."