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Morse Code Celebrates 175 Years

posted May 21, 2019, 8:50 PM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated May 21, 2019, 8:51 PM ]

The first message sent by Morse code’s dots and dashes across a long distance traveled from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore on Friday, May 24, 1844 – 175 years ago. It signaled the first time in human history that complex thoughts could be communicated at long distances almost instantaneously. Until then, people had to have face-to-face conversations; send coded messages through drumssmoke signals and semaphore systems; or read printed words.
Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/morse-code-celebrates-175-years-and-counting-180972248/#AaYMiar4AC1GGQR0.99