What hath god wrought telegraph
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The First Long-Distance Telegraph Message, Sent This Day in 1844: 'What Hath God Wrought?'
Today in Science History - Quickie Quiz. American artist and inventor who is famous for developing the Morse Code and independently perfecting an electric telegraph He spent the first part of his life as a portrait artist, and did not turn to science until Short biography of Samuel F. Message transmitted to inaugurate the first U. The biblical text, from Numbers, , was selected by Annie Ellsworth, daughter of the Commissioner of Patents. See also: Science Quotes by Samuel F.
House of Representatives About this object Reporters rushed to file their stories from the telegraph office in the House. Inventor Samuel Morse developed the telegraph system. In , he sought a congressional appropriation to fund its expansion by performing the first public demonstration of his machine for Congress. Despite an impressive exhibition of the new technology, Morse did not receive the funding he requested until the 27th Congresses At first the telegraph connected only Washington, D. With the westward expansion of the country and the addition of new territories to the union, improved communication became a necessity. The telegraph revolutionized the way Congress corresponded with the nation.
In a demonstration witnessed by members of Congress, American inventor Samuel F. Morse dispatches a telegraph message from the U. Capitol to Alfred Vail at a railroad station in Baltimore, Maryland. The question, taken from the Bible Numbers , had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellworth, the daughter of the commissioner of patents. During this period, he composed the Morse code, a set of signals that could represent language in telegraph messages, and convinced Congress to finance a Washington-to-Baltimore telegraph line.