Long Distance Telegraphy
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On 24 May 1844, Samuel Morse
transmitted the message "What hath God wrought" from Baltimore to Alfred Vail in Washington, D.C., using America's first completed long-distance telegraph
line. Morse and Vail had first successfully demonstrated their electric telegraph, over a shorter distance, in 1838.
See also: Morse Code