On This Day: Scrabble Day

Scrabble DayYou know, that game that you spend hours playing with your friends while procrastinating at work.  Sound familiar?  Scrabble was invited by Alfred Mosher Butts and Scrabble Day commemorates Mr. Butts birthday, April 13th 1899.  Unfortunately his name does not produce a big score (if you allow names).  However, the highest scoring word that has ever been documented is “quixotry” – a whopping 365 points!  Can you see triple word, triple letter, hello?!  Without Mr. Butts one of the greatest procrastination tools of all time would not exist.  Thank you Mr. Butts.  Thank you!

Other Holidays:

Thomas Jefferson

  • Thomas Jefferson Day – recognizes the 3rd U.S. President
  • National Peach Cobbler Day

Also On This Day:

  • Ben & Jerry’s free cone day (2011)
  • Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to win The Masters (21) and the 1st of African heritage to win a golf major (1997)
  • $2 billThe Great Chicago Flood occurred (1992)
  • The United States Treasury reintroduced the $2 bill (1976)
  • Transit 1-B, the world’s 1st satellite navigation system, was launched (1960)
  • Hank Aaron made his major league debut (1954)
  • The Jefferson Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. (1943)
  • James C. Penny opened his 1st store (1902)
  • The 1st elephant in the U.S. arrived from India (1796)


  • Max Weinberg (60)
  • Al Green (65), you may know him by voice better!
  • Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
  • Alfred Mosher Butts (1899-1993), creator of Scrabble
  • F.W. Woolworth (1852-1919), now known as Footlocker

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