World’s 1st Telegraph Message Sent – May 24, 1844

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May 24, 1844

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Samuel F.B. Morse sent the first telegraph message from the Capitol in Washington to Baltimore on May 24, 1844. The words sent were “What hath God wrought?”

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Listening to Morse Code

Websites where you can enjoy listening to Morse code:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCKiIy8pIKw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWyHolT2DAY


Do it yourself — it’s fun

Using a Morse code translator: morsecode.scphillips.com/jtranslator

Type your message — see and listen to your message in Morse code.

A fine form of what we in the Dull Men’s Club call “safe excitement.”


“Google” in Morse code:

May Morse Code for google


History

The fascinating history of Morse Code is explained on Wikipedia, click here


samuel_morseSamuel Finley Breese Morse

 

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