Are you Curie-ous about the Inventors category? You can certainly af-Ford to spend some time on these questions. Maybe some of them will even ring a Bell.
Percy LeBaron Spencer.
Billiard balls. Brothers Isaiah and John Wesley Hyatt developed celluloid in 1869 while competing for a $10,000 prize offered by a company looking for a substitute for ivory in billiard balls.
Alexander Graham Bell – not Sherlock Holmes This was the first complete sentence heard over the newly invented telephone. Blurted out by Bell on March 10, 1876, when he spilled acid on his trousers, the words were picked up by his assistant, Thomas A Watson, at the other end of the line.
In Paris, on the Seine, in 1803. It sank. But Fulton made history four year later when his steamboat Clermont traveled the Hudson River from New York City to Albany.
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