Thursday, May 24, 2012

Telegraph Anniversary

Telegraph Machine : isolated obsolete vintage morse telegraph machine on white background
Photo of obsolete vintage telegraph machine courtesy

On this day in 1844 Samuel Morse sent the first telegraphed message between cities via his patented single-wire telegraph system.  He telegraphed a message from the Bible, which was chosen by the Patent Commissioner's daughter:  "What hath God wrought?"  The message was transmitted from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland.  For more information click here and click here.  What did you learn today?

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