I am born in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
I marry Lucretia Pickering Walker in Concord, New Haven.
While I am was painting a portrait of Lafayette in Washington I received a message that my wife was very ill. But by the time I was notified and returned to New Haven she had already been buried. Out of devastation, I started thinking of a way to communicate quickly over a long distance.
My father, Jedidiah Morse, passed away.
While lecturing in the New York Athenaeum I befriended Professor James Freeman Dana. He lectured about electromagnetism and electricity and through our friendship I started understanding their properties and functions.
My mother, Elizabeth Ann Finley Breese Morse, passed away.
Out of depression that my parents and wife passed away I travel to Europe to recover.
On my trip back from Europe I started a conversation with Charles Jackson. He explained me some characteristics of electromagnetism which I then used to plan a telegraph that used electromagnetism to send messages over a long distance through copper cables.
I finish my painting the ''Gallery of the Louvre''. My painting was rejected by the public for the lack of narrative interest.
After finishing my last paintings, I stopped painting and turned all of my attention to the telegraph.
I for a partnership with my fellow friend and scientist Alfred Vail, who gave money and mechanical skills to the project. He also suggested using dots and dashes for every letter of the alphabet, contrary to my idea of having dots and dashes for every word in the English language.
Congress votes to give me $30,000 to construct an experimental telegraph line from Washington D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland.
I send my first telegraph message from the Supreme Court chamber in Washington D.C. to a railroad depot in Baltimore, Maryland. The message is ''what hath god wrought?''.
I receive the first patent for my telegraph from the Sultan Abdülmecid in Turkey, who greatly admired my work.
The US Supreme Court upholds my patent claims for the telegraph. Every US company that uses my system now pays me royalties.
The first communications through the transatlantic telegraph cable were made from Newfoundland to Ireland.
I pass away at the age of 81 in New York. I'm buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn.