When was the last day the Morse code was used?

Morse code was a system of communication in which letters and numbers were represented by dots and dashes that could be transmitted by telegraph in the form of sound, and also as flashes of light. The code was invented by Samuel Morse. The Morse code was used extensively by ships at sea. It was used in emergencies throughout the world. However, as technology advanced, the Morse code became obsolete.

The last official day of Morse code for distress signals at sea was January 31st, 1999. On July 12th of the same year, the last commercial Morse transmission was made by Globe Wireless in USA, and it was the same as the very first Morse code message – ‘What hath God wrought?’ The Morse code, the language which has saved countless sailors’ lives, was being consigned to history, a victim of technology.