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Samuel Morse

Morse is Born

1791

Samuel Morse was born on April 17, 1791.

Graduated

1810

Morse graduated from Yale with Phi Beta Kappa honors.

Admitted to the Royal Academy

1811

Worked on paintings in Europe

1830 - 1832

Developed concept for his telegraph

1832

Paid $30k to send a 38 mi. message over his telegraph line

1844

The line went for Washington D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland.

The Magnetic Telegraph company is formed

1845

The telegraph lines went from New York City to Philadelphia, Boston, New York, as well as the Mississippi.

The Morse telegraphic apparatus becomes the standard for telegraphy

1851

Morse was given $80k for the recognition of his invention

1858

Died

1872

He died on April 2, 1872 at 80 years old.