Butts, Alfred Mosher
Born: Apr 13, 1899 AD
Died: 1993 AD, at 93 years of age.
1899 - He was born on the 13th of April.
1920 - Butts decided to create a game that utilized both chance and skill by combining elements of anagrams and crossword puzzles.
1948 - The game was trademarked and James Brunot and his wife converted an abandoned schoolhouse in Dodgington, Connecticut, into a Scrabble factory.
1949 - The Brunots made 2,400 sets, but lost $450.
1952 - The Brunots could no longer keep up with demand and licensed game maker Selchow and Righter to market and distribute the game.
1993 - He died on the 4th of April.
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