The Electric Telegraph Station, at Slough, 1844. News of the birth of Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha is relayed to London. 'By aid of the extraordinary power of this triumph of science, the auspicious event of her Majesty [Queen Victoria]'s accouchement on Tuesday morning, was communicated from Windsor Castle to the metropolis within eleven minutes!'. From "Illustrated London News", 1844, Vol I.
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