On this day: April 2

Published On: Mar 29 2013 10:46:43 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 02 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Elvis heads north of the border, 10-year-old Tatum O'Neal strikes Oscar gold, Velcro hits the market, the MLB finds labor peace, and Pope John Paul II dies, all on this day.

OTD April 2 - Samuel Morse
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1872: Samuel F. B. Morse, the American painter better known as the inventor of the telegraph and the co-inventor of Morse code, dies at the age of 80 in New York City.

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