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TECHDAY 24 May 1844 First Telegram is sent!

On this TECHDAY in history, in a demonstration in front of members of the Congress, Samuel F. B. Morse conveyed the first telegraphic message over an experimental line from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore, to his partner Alfred Vail. The message that was taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23, and recorded on a paper tape, had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend, and was telegraphed back to the Capitol by Vail a moment later.


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