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
Amateur wireless station
Library of Congress