Year Scrabble was invented:

1931
Scrabble was invented during the Great Depression by Alfred Butts, an out-of-work architect from Poughkeepsie, NY.
Source: The Independent, 11/16/2005

 
   
  Year of the first annual Scrabble world championship:

1991

Source: The Independent, 11/16/2005

 
   
  Number of Scrabble sets handmade and sold in 1949:

2,251
James Brunot officially registered the game in 1948 and hand-made and sold 2,251 sets in 1949. The venture lost him $450.
Source: The Independent, 11/16/2006

 
   
  Highest possible opening move score in Scrabble:

124
Bezique and cazique are the best possible opening moves in Scrabble, each worth 124 points.
Source: The Independent, 11/16/2005