[Answer] What was the first message ever sent in Morse Code?
- “Don’t Give up the Ship”
- “What Hath God Wrought”
- “Watson, I Need You”
- “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
The Correct Answer is “What Hath God Wrought”
What was the first message ever sent in Morse Code?
Sent by inventor Samuel F.B. Morse on May 24, 1844, over an experimental line from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore, the first message ever sent in Morse Code read: “What hath God wrought?” Taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23, and recorded on a paper tape, the phrase had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend. Each code character’s corresponding letter was subsequently handwritten underneath by Morse himself. The experiment’s success would forever change the national communication system.
[Ans] What was the first message ever sent in Morse Code?
When decoded, this paper tape recording of the historic message transmitted by Samuel F. B. Morse reads, “What hath God wrought?” Morse sent it from the Supreme Court room in the U.S. Capitol in Washington to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore. Morse’s early system produced a paper copy with raised dots and dashes, which were translated later by an operator. Across the top of this artifact of his historic achievement Morse has given credit to Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a good friend, for suggesting the message he sent. She found it in the Bible, Numbers 23:23