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First Public Demonstration of the Telegraph
January 6th 1838
On this day in 1838, the first public demonstration of the telegraph was made at the Speedwell Ironworks in Morristown, New Jersey. The telegraph was debuted by its creators, Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail, who used it to transmit a message in the dots-and-dashes of Morse code. The creation of an electronic means of communication over a wire would revolutionize long-distance communication, ultimately paving the way to the modern world.
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