April 20, 2014

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Today in History: The Transcontinental Telegraph & the End of the Pony Express

Telegraph chart, America and Europe.

Today in History–October 24–the Library of Congress features the transcontinental telegraph system was completed on this day in 1861, which signaled the rapid demise of the short-lived Pony Express. Learn more about these methods of long-distance communication by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more related primary sources. Samuel F.B. Morse Sent the First Telegraphic Message Telegraph maps Telegraph sheet music Telegraph images from … [Read more...]

Today in History: Thomas A. Edison

Edison's phonograph, Experimental Dept., Orange, N.J.

Today in History–August 12–the Library of Congress features scientist and inventor Thomas A. Edison, who is credited with completing the model of the first phonograph on this day in 1877.  Find out more about the "wizard of Menlo Park" by visiting the Today in History section, where you'll also find links to other Library sound collections. Then click the links below to access more resources and primary sources related to Edison and other inventors and inventions. Thomas A. Edison … [Read more...]