On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1844

Historical Events

CommunicationHistoric Communication

Samuel Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" in the world's first telegraph message

Inventor Samuel Morse
Samuel Morse

Famous Deaths

  • William Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies
1844 Highlights

About May 24, 1844

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 177 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini