First Use of Morse Code

First Use of Morse Code
These four words were the first ever to be flashed over the electric telegraph wire. They ran in Morse Code on a line from Washington to Baltimore in 1844.
Samuel Morse had sent the first electrically coded message at the age of 53, after his "wild scheme" had previously been rejected by Governments. In 1866 a cable was successfully laid across the Atlantic, and within a few decades Morse Code had gone "wireless."
Morse died in 1872 at the age of 81. Forty years later, the cryptography he devised would save more than 700 Titanic lives.


Senan Molony

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  1. Paris said:

    Wow didn't know that the Morse code was created by an American artist. Does anyone know what social classes the Morse code impacted on. I really need it for my history assignment Thnx

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