First Commercial Telegraph System

The first commercial telegraph system in the U.K. was pioneered by William Fothergill Cooke, a British inventor, and Charles Wheatstone, a British scientist. Euston and Camden Town were the original towns connected, and the first message was sent July 25, 1837. 


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4 Sep 1837

First Commercial Telegraph

Date of first successful telegraphic message sent from Euston Station to Camden Town 

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