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1872

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Deaths

  • April 2 - Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph dies. To send messages over the telegraph, he developed a code of dots and dashes to represent each letter. Today, some people with disabilities use one or two switches and “Morse code” to type on a computer. [1]


References

  1. Samuel F. B. Morse. Locust Grove, the Samuel Morse historic site. Accessed March 13, 2008.