Alfred M. Butts b 1899 inventor of Scrabble
April 12 was the birthday of the man who invented the game Scrabble, Alfred M. Butts, born in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1899. He trademarked the game in 1949. For the first few years, only a few thousand copies of the game were sold, but in the 1950s the president of Macy's played the game on vacation and got hooked. He ordered more for his store, and Scrabble became a great success.---This was sent to me without attribution, but I'm sure the person who sent it to me was not the original author.I am not related, just thought someone might be interested.