In an American artist sailed home from Europe. He had spent some time painting in Europe and hoped to sell his pictures when he arrived home. His name was Samuel Morse. The journey on the ship was to change Samuel Morse’s life.
Samuel Morse's Reversal of Fortune
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Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 1791 – April was an American inventor. He contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs, was a co-inventor of the Morse code, and also an accomplished painter.
In Morristown, New Jersey, Samuel Morse's telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time. This 1844 telegraph key by Alfred Vail, improving on Morse's original design, is believed to be from the first Baltimore-Washington telegraph line.
"What God Hath Wrought" Telegraph Message: Printed in Morse code and transcribed by Samuel Morse himself, this message was transmitted from Baltimore to Washington, D., over the nation's first long-distance telegraph line.