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Samuel Morse & The Telegraph

  • Born

    Samuel Morse was born on April 27, 1791 in Charlestown Mass. In 1810, he graduated from Yale with Phi Beta Kappa honors.
  • Telegraph Invented

    Telegraph Invented
    In 1838, Samuel Morse invented the electric telegraph. It could send messages over long distances faster than traditional methods (horseback, word-of-mouth, etc..) by listening to a series of clicks. This made news travel faster and easier, and created specific jobs. The reason Samuel Morse created the telegraph was because his wife had died, and he didn't recieve news until weeks later.
  • German Key Telegraph

    German Key Telegraph
    An improved telegraph made by Willhelm Gurlt of Berlin called the "German Key."
  • The Candlestick Telephone

    The Candlestick Telephone
    An advance from hearing clicks like on a traditional telegraph. One of the first "phones", as you were able to speak to another line and hear what they're saying.
  • iPhone 4S

    iPhone 4S
    The modern cell phone. Cordless, lightweight, and there's an app for about everything. Not to mention being able to easily talk to others, you can also FaceTime (video chat.)