Daily Archives: May 24, 2013

Huntington Beach Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)

Huntington Beach Oil Sketch  (My Art Collection)

Huntington Beach Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)

This Day in the Yesteryear: “WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT” (1844)- First wire transmitted from Washington to Baltimore

“What Hath God Wrought” (1844)

Samuel F.B. Morse was originally a painter, and a good one. His portraits still rank among the finest produced in the US. However, he is best remembered for having developed the telegraph and the code of dots and dashes that bears his name. In 1844, Morse demonstrated the practicability of his instrument to Congress by transmitting the famous message “What hath God wrought” over a wire from Washington, DC, to Baltimore. Morse was also instrumental in introducing what other innovation to the US? More… Discuss


Today’s Birthday: HELEN BROOKE TAUSSIG (1898) Founder of pediatric cardiology

Helen Brooke Taussig (1898)

Now regarded as the founder of pediatric cardiology, Taussig was an American physician who, among other things, revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of “blue babies,” babies whose heart malformations cause low blood oxygen content. She pioneered the use of fluoroscopy to identify defects in the heart and great vessels and devised a surgical treatment with Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas that saved thousands of infants. She also helped block the approval of what dangerous drug in the US? More…Discuss