On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1838

Historical Events


CommunicationHistoric Communication

First public demonstration of telegraph messages sent using dots and dashes at Speedwell Ironworks in Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail

Inventor Samuel Morse
Inventor
Samuel Morse

1838 Highlights

About January 11, 1838

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 183 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn