Happy Birthday, Samuel Morse!

Posted by zyrcster in Across The Commons

Samuel Finley Breese Morse was born on April 27, 1791. He was the American inventor of a single-wire telegraph system and Morse code. The Library of Congress has a photograph of the first message sent by Morse code here.

Morse allowed Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend, to choose the words of the message, and she selected a verse from Numbers XXIII, 23: “What hath God wrought?”


Samuel Finley Breese Morse
Smithsonian Institution

Amateur wireless station
Library of Congress

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  1. Samuel Morse « Sowing Culture Says:

    [...] Also, please see today’s Indicommons blog posting about Samuel Morse . [...]

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