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.
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]