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Happy Birthday Samuel Morse!!

Samuel Finley Breese Morse was born on this date in 1791 in Charleston, Massachusetts. He attended Yale University to study electricity. He later went to Art School. His biggest passion was painting, he was really good at it. Morse was very excited when he found out that he would be able to paint murals in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. As it turns out he was not allowed to do the artwork and he never painted again.

Instead, Morse went on to invent the telegraph as well as Morse Code. He also was the inventor of the fire engine pump and a marble cutting machine.

The first phrase ever "spoken" over telegraph was "What hath God wrought!" which looked like this: .--.....-- .....--.... --.----.. .--.-..-..---.....-

You can translate phrases into Morse Code by visiting the web site http://www.brownielocks.com/morse_code.html



Bobbie said...

OK, I admit I'm pretty dumb not to have realized that the message was Happy Birthday in Morse Code and not a goof-up on the website.

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