Alexander Graham Bell demonstrates speaking into the telephone Alexander Graham Bell demonstrates speaking into the telephone using a model prototype in 1876.
To mark the death of Alexander Graham Bell, on the day of his funeral all telephone service in Canada and the USA was halted for one minute.
As a mark of respect every telephone exchange in the United States and Canada closed for a minute when his funeral began around 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Thirteen million phones. No phone calls. No phone conversations. No phone service. One minute.