06 Jan Today in Bearded History – Morse Code
The year is 1838 and in Morristown, New Jersey, Samuel F.B. Morse set out to revolutionize long distance communication forever with the telegraph.
The telegraph machine was developed after Morse became aware of the invention of the electromagnet. Over the next couple of years and the help of Leonard Gale and Alfred Vail, Morse used a system of dots and dashes transmitted by the electric telegraph to demonstrate an encoded message over a wire and change the face of history!