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Samuel Morse

Inventor Samuel Morse

Profession: Inventor

United States of America

Biography: He contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs and a co-developer of the Morse code.

Born: April 27, 1791
Birthplace: Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: April 2, 1872 (aged 80)

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Married Life

  • 1818-09-29 Inventor Samuel Morse (27) weds Lucretia Walker in Concord, New Hampshire
  • 1848-08-10 Inventor Samuel Morse (57) weds Sarah Elizabeth Griswold in Utica, New York

Historical Events

  • 1838-01-06 Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail demonstrate their telegraph machine in New Jersey
  • 1838-01-11 First public demonstration of telegraph messages sent using dots and dashes at Speedwell Ironworks in Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail
  • 1840-06-20 Samuel Morse patents his telegraph
  • 1844-05-24 Samuel Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" in the world's first telegraph message
  • 1982-07-10 Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000

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