This Day in History

Samuel Morse Demonstrates the Telegraph

A groundbreaking moment in communication occurred on January 6th, 1838, as Samuel Morse demonstrated the telegraph for the first time. This invention revolutionized long-distance communication.

Frederick Douglass

Abolitionist, journalist, author, and human rights advocate Frederick Douglass made his dramatic escape from slavery—traveling north by train and boat—from Baltimore, through Delaware, to Philadelphia.