Today in History–May 24–the Library of Congress features the first telegraphic message, sent on this day in 1844 by Samuel F. B. Morse. This invention opened up a whole new era in communications. Learn more about Morse the inventor, Morse the painter, and the telegraph by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access numerous related primary sources.
Samuel F.B. Morse Sent the First Telegraphic Message from America’s Library
“The Magnetic Telegraph – it’s Success” New-York Daily Tribune, May 27, 1844
“Morse’s Magnetic Telegraph” Sunbury American, June 15, 1844