Happy birthday, Samuel Morse!

by Danica

April 27; birthday of Samuel Morse. He’s dead, of course. He died in 1872, just a few weeks before his 81st birthday. If he were still alive, he’d be turning 218. Dang, that’s old.

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Google says we're not allowed to use these Holiday and Events Logos, but it's not like I'm *stealing* it.

I wouldn’t have known today was Samuel Morse’s birthday had it not been for Google and their crazy special events logos. And I just thought I would give him a special shout-out in my blog, because if it wasn’t for his invention of the telegraph and the very popular Morse code, we might not have SMS.

[UPDATE 17.11.2011] Image alt-text converted into caption. [/UPDATE]