In May 1844, Samuel Morse (1791-1872) sent the message “what hath God wrought” by telegraph from the Old Supreme Court chamber in the United States capitol to Baltimore, Maryland. Why?

Answer: The sending of the message, witnessed by members of Congress, inaugurated the commercial telegraph line between Baltimore and Washington D.C. Morse was the pioneer of the telegraph in America.

Source: Lightning Man by Kenneth Silverman

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