What Hath God Wrought?

1844: Samuel Morse launches the first telegraph in the 40 miles between Baltimore and Washington.

To Vail, his partner, he first messages from Numbers 23:23 — "What hath God wrought?"

In the days to come, one of the first applications of Morse's telegraph would be chess games played at a distance.

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    [...] samuel morse sent the inaugural telegraph message in 1844, the first words he communicated to his partner were biblical [...]