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Today in Jewish History - October 26 / Tishrei 24

1861 October 26, JOHANN PHILIP REISS (1834-1874) (Germany)

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Invented and exhibited the telephone at a conference of physicians in Giessen (15 years before Bell). Unfortunately, due to his poor health and a lack of financial resources, he was not able to commercialize on his invention. In Europe he was recognized as the inventor of the telephone.

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