January CalendarFind out what famous event happened on the January Calendar for history concerning patents, trademarks, or copyrights. What famous inventor has the same January birthday as you.
January 11982 Vladimir Zworykin died. Zworykin was the Russian engineer who invented the cathode-ray tube.
January 21975 "U.S. Patent Office" was renamed "U.S. Patent and Trademark Office".
January 31967 Patent for an apparatus for solar cooling and heating a house was received by Harry Thomason.
January 41972 Willy Wonka's trademark was registered.
January 51965 HOME OF THE WHOPPER was trademark registered.
January 61925 Agronomist George Washington Carver was granted patent #1,522,176 for cosmetics.
January 71913 Patent #1,049,667 was granted to William Burton for the manufacture of gasoline.
January 81783 Connecticut becomes the first state to pass a copyright statute, entitled "Act for the Encouragement of Literature and Genius"-enacted due to the help of Dr. Noah Webster.
January 91906 Campbell's soup was trademark registered.
January 101893 Thomas Laine patented the electric gas lighter.
January 111955 Lloyd Conover patented the antibiotic tetracycline.
January 121895 Printing and Binding Act of 1895 prohibited the copyrighting of any Government publication.
January 131930 Mickey Mouse cartoon first appeared in newspapers throughout the U.S.
January 141890 George Cooke received a patent for a gas burner.
January 151861 E.G. Otis was issued patent #31,128 for "improvement in hoisting apparatus" (safety elevator)
January 161984 Jim Henson's copyright claim on "Kermit, the Muppet" was renewed.
January 171882 Leroy Firman received a patent for the telephone switchboard.
January 181957 Lerner and Lowe's musical motion picture "My Fair Lady" was registered.
January 191915 DOUBLEMINT gum was trademark registered.
January 201857 William Kelly patented the blast furnace for manufacturing steel.
1929 The first outdoor feature-length talking motion picture was made, a film called "In Old Arizona."
January 211939 Arlen and Harburg's song "Over the Rainbow" was copyrighted.
1954 The first atomic submarine was launched. The USS Nautilus was christened by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.
January 221895 "Lifebuoy" soap was trademark registered.
1931 VARA (a Dutch company) began experimental TV broadcasts from Diamantbeurs, Amsterdam.
January 231849 A patent was granted for an envelope-making machine.
1943 "Casablanca" the movie, was copyrighted.
January 241871 Charles Goodyear, Jr. patented the Goodyear Welt, a machine for sewing boots and shoes.
1935 The first canned beer, "Krueger Cream Ale," was sold by the Kruger Brewing Company of Richmond, VA.
January 251870 Gustavus Dows patented a modern form of the soda fountain.
1881 Michael Brassill obtained a patent for a candlestick.
January 261875 The first electric dental drill was patented by George Green.
1909 Milk-Bone Brand was trademark registered.
January 271880 Patent #223,898 was granted to Thomas A. Edison, for "an electric lamp for giving light by incandescence".
January 281807 London's Pall Mall became the first street lit by gaslight.
1873 Patent #135,245 was obtained by French chemist Louis Pasteur for a process of brewing beer and ale.
January 291895 Charles Steinmetz patented a "system of distribution by alternating current" (A/C power).
1924 Carl Taylor of Cleveland, patented a machine that made ice cream cones.
January 301487 Bell chimes were invented.
1883 James Ritty and John Birch received a patent for the cash register.
January 311851 Gail Borden announced his invention of evaporated milk.
1893 COCA-COLA trademark for "nutrient or tonic beverages" registered.
1983 Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was copyrighted.