1844 telegraph


  • Birth of Samuel Morse

    Samuel Morse is born in Charelstown, Massachusetts.
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    Morse finishes his telegraph

    The first telegraph created by Samuel Morse (much simpler than Wheatstone's) is finished.
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    Alfred Vail becomes Morse's assistant

    Alfred Vail volunteers to help Morse with his idea for the telegraph replacing mail.
  • Charles Wheatstone sends message

    Charles Wheatstone send a message 1.5 miles in England.
  • First official use of telegraph

    Samuel Morse sends the message "WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT" from the Capitol Building to his assistant Alfred Vail in Balimore.
  • Telegraph used to send news to the Capitol Building

    The news that the Whig party nominated Henry Clay for president was recieved by telegraph.
  • Telegraph is patented

    Morse patents the telegraph in order to secure is place in history.
  • Trancontinental line completed

    A telegraph wire from Omaha to Salt Lake City is finished.
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    Line layed under Atlantic Ocean

    A telegraph wire is layed across the Atlantic Ocean to connect North America and Europe.
  • Morse dies

    Samuel Morse dies of pneumonia in New York City at age 80.