Alexander Graham Bell and his supporters form the American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf. December 27
Letter from Mark Twain to Gardiner G. Hubbard, "The Father-in-law of the Telephone
Alexander Graham Bell participates in the formal opening of long-distance telephone service between New York and Chicago. Photograph
Death of Gardiner Greene Hubbard; Alexander Graham Bell is elected President of the National Geographic Society in his stead.
Alexander Graham Bell is elected a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution.
Acquiring the American Bell Telephone Company's business and property, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company becomes the parent company of the Bell System.