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January Calendar of Famous Inventions, Trademarks, Copyrights, & Patents

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1870 Gustavus Dows patented a modern form of the soda fountain.

January Calendar - 1870 Gustavus Dows patented a modern form of the soda fountain.

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Find out what famous event happened on the January calendar concerning patents, trademarks, or copyrights. What famous inventor has the same January birthday as you or what invention was created on that day.

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January Calendar

Find 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 1

1982 Vladimir Zworykin died. Zworykin was the Russian engineer who invented the cathode-ray tube.

January 2

1975 "U.S. Patent Office" was renamed "U.S. Patent and Trademark Office".

January 3

1967 Patent for an apparatus for solar cooling and heating a house was received by Harry Thomason.

January 4

1972 Willy Wonka's trademark was registered.

January 5

1965 HOME OF THE WHOPPER was trademark registered.

January 6

1925 Agronomist George Washington Carver was granted patent #1,522,176 for cosmetics.

January 7

1913 Patent #1,049,667 was granted to William Burton for the manufacture of gasoline.

January 8

1783 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 9

1906 Campbell's soup was trademark registered.

January 10

1893 Thomas Laine patented the electric gas lighter.

January 11

1955 Lloyd Conover patented the antibiotic tetracycline.

January 12

1895 Printing and Binding Act of 1895 prohibited the copyrighting of any Government publication.

January 13

1930 Mickey Mouse cartoon first appeared in newspapers throughout the U.S.

January 14

1890 George Cooke received a patent for a gas burner.

January 15

1861 E.G. Otis was issued patent #31,128 for "improvement in hoisting apparatus" (safety elevator)

January 16

1984 Jim Henson's copyright claim on "Kermit, the Muppet" was renewed.

January 17

1882 Leroy Firman received a patent for the telephone switchboard.

January 18

1957 Lerner and Lowe's musical motion picture "My Fair Lady" was registered.

January 19

1915 DOUBLEMINT gum was trademark registered.

January 20

1857 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 21

1939 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 22

1895 "Lifebuoy" soap was trademark registered.
1931 VARA (a Dutch company) began experimental TV broadcasts from Diamantbeurs, Amsterdam.

January 23

1849 A patent was granted for an envelope-making machine.
1943 "Casablanca" the movie, was copyrighted.

January 24

1871 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 25

1870 Gustavus Dows patented a modern form of the soda fountain.
1881 Michael Brassill obtained a patent for a candlestick.

January 26

1875 The first electric dental drill was patented by George Green.
1909 Milk-Bone Brand was trademark registered.

January 27

1880 Patent #223,898 was granted to Thomas A. Edison, for "an electric lamp for giving light by incandescence".

January 28

1807 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 29

1895 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 30

1487 Bell chimes were invented.
1883 James Ritty and John Birch received a patent for the cash register.

January 31

1851 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.

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