On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1838

Historical Events


Historic InventionMorse Telegraph First Demonstrated

Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail demonstrate their telegraph machine in New Jersey

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The original Morse telegraph machine, as developed by Samuel Morse
The original Morse telegraph machine, as developed by Samuel Morse
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Famous Birthdays

  • Max Bruch, German composer (Kol Nidre), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1920)
1838 Highlights

About January 6, 1838

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 183 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn