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What hath God wrought?

On May 24, 1844, Samuel F. B. Morse dispatched the first telegraphic message over an experimental line from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore. The message, taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23 and recorded on a paper tape, had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellworth, the young daughter of a friend.

Morse is best known as the inventor of the telegraph, but he is also esteemed for his contributions to American portraiture. His painting is characterized by delicate technique and vigorous honesty and insight into the character of his subjects.


While returning from Europe to assume a position as an arts professor at New York University, Morse began to conceive of a communications system employing the electro-magnet and a series of relays through a network of telegraph stations. In order to transmit messages via this system, he invented Morse Code, an alphabet of electronic dashes and dots used to transmit telegraph messages.


AND


BROOKLYN BRIDGE OPENS


After 14 years and 27 deaths while being constructed, the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River is opened, connecting the great cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time in history. Thousands of residents of Brooklyn and Manhattan Island turned out to witness the dedication ceremony, which was presided over by President Chester A. Arthur and New York Governor Grover Cleveland. Designed by the late John A. Roebling, the Brooklyn Bridge was the largest suspension bridge ever built to that date

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"What hath God wrought?" was the message taken from the Bible


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On May 24, 1844, Samuel F. B. Morse dispatched the first telegraphic message over an experimental line from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore. The message, taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23 and recorded on a paper tape, had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellworth, the young daughter of a friend.
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ohhhhh...okay...

now what about the bridge? how does that tie in?
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ohhhhh...okay...

now what about the bridge? how does that tie in?
Both event occurred on May 24,...just in different years...

You Know...On this day in history???

Of course I could have added Bob Dylan's birthday and

1935 - The first major-league baseball game to be played under the lights saw the Cincinnati Reds defeat Philadelphia 2-1 at Crosley Field.

1969 - The Beatles hit number one with Get Back. The song stayed parked at the top of the hit heap for five weeks.

1981 - Bobby Unser was first to the checkered flag for his third major victory since 1968. He won the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing,’ the Indianapolis 500. The victory, however, was short lived, as race stewards took the win away from Unser the next day and awarded it to Mario Andretti. It was the first time a driver had been stripped of the championship. Race officials, looking at videotape, said that Unser had violated the caution light rule and penalized him one lap. Oooops.

and there are others...but I thought the first two were enough useless trivia...You'll get use to it...and my bad jokes...
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Both event occurred on May 24,...just in different years...

You Know...On this day in history???

Of course I could have added Bob Dylan's birthday and

1935 - The first major-league baseball game to be played under the lights saw the Cincinnati Reds defeat Philadelphia 2-1 at Crosley Field.

1969 - The Beatles hit number one with Get Back. The song stayed parked at the top of the hit heap for five weeks.

1981 - Bobby Unser was first to the checkered flag for his third major victory since 1968. He won the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing,’ the Indianapolis 500. The victory, however, was short lived, as race stewards took the win away from Unser the next day and awarded it to Mario Andretti. It was the first time a driver had been stripped of the championship. Race officials, looking at videotape, said that Unser had violated the caution light rule and penalized him one lap. Oooops.

and there are others...but I thought the first two were enough useless trivia...You'll get use to it...and my bad jokes...
Wow you got a lot of free time on your hands, either that or your just 100 times smarter than the average person Either way your posts are always entertaining. Ive been stealing your jokes and they always get laughs.
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Both event occurred on May 24,...just in different years...

You Know...On this day in history???


and there are others...but I thought the first two were enough useless trivia...You'll get use to it...and my bad jokes...

ohhhh, dont mind me, its been a long month, i am a little slow these days...thanks for the trivia
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I Love little bits of history like that. I hate to admit but I sat in the truck in front of the house more than once listening to the end of "The Rest of the Story" just to find out how it ends. (ya know where at the end of the thing the guy goes "and now you know.........THE REST OF THE STORY) You guys ever heard of that or is it just around here?
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On May 24, 1844, Samuel F. B. Morse dispatched the first telegraphic message over an experimental line from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore. The message, taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23 and recorded on a paper tape, had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellworth, the young daughter of a friend.

Morse is best known as the inventor of the telegraph, but he is also esteemed for his contributions to American portraiture. His painting is characterized by delicate technique and vigorous honesty and insight into the character of his subjects.


While returning from Europe to assume a position as an arts professor at New York University, Morse began to conceive of a communications system employing the electro-magnet and a series of relays through a network of telegraph stations. In order to transmit messages via this system, he invented Morse Code, an alphabet of electronic dashes and dots used to transmit telegraph messages.


AND


BROOKLYN BRIDGE OPENS


After 14 years and 27 deaths while being constructed, the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River is opened, connecting the great cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time in history. Thousands of residents of Brooklyn and Manhattan Island turned out to witness the dedication ceremony, which was presided over by President Chester A. Arthur and New York Governor Grover Cleveland. Designed by the late John A. Roebling, the Brooklyn Bridge was the largest suspension bridge ever built to that date
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