What hath God wrought? (22 characters)

Andrew Ratner from the Baltimore Sun takes a little tour of history’s short messages in his article, We’re all a-twitter being succinct.

Samuel Morse tapped out this historic message upon inventing the telegraph: What hath God wrought?

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Alexander Graham Bell’s first spoken words on a telephone: Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.

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Neil Armstrong upon walking onto the moon: That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

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Hmm, maybe our first tweet should have been more prophetic.