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  • September 16 - Dubois de Chémant, Parisian dentist and surgeon, was the first dentures out of "in-corruptable" materials without "putrefaction"(rotting).[1]


  • April 27 - Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph was born. To send messages over the telegraph, he developed a code of dots and dashes to represent each letter. Today, some people with disabilities use one or two switches and “Morse code” to type on a computer. [1]


  1. Samuel F. B. Morse. Locust Grove, the Samuel Morse historic site. Accessed March 13, 2008.