Beep beep beep, beeeep beeeep beeeep, beep beep beep. This rhythm has saved countless lives throughout time. It's the distress signal, SOS, in Morse code. Three times short, three times long, three times short, and the rescue teams will immediately come to your aid. On January 11, 1838, Samuel Morse first demonstrated to the public how his new invention worked. Even today, it's a fun exercise to learn how to translate your own name in Morse code. Are you unsure of what it is? Just give seven to ten short bleeps!