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October Calendar of Famous Inventions and October Birthdays


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

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October Calendar

Find out what famous event happened on the October Calendar for history concerning patents, trademarks, or copyrights. What famous inventor has the same October birthday as you.

October 1

1959 The first episode of Rod Sterling's "Twlight Zone" was copyright registered.

October 2

1963 Martin Luther King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech was copyright registered.

October 3

1950 The transistor was patented by Shockley, Bardeen and Brattain.

October 4

1949 The patent for an antibiotic for typhoid was granted to Crooks, Rebstock, Controalis and Bartz.

October 5

1961 "Breakfast at Tiffanys", the movie based on Truman Capote's book, was copyright registered.

October 6

1941 Electric photography, now referred to as xerography or photocopying, was patented by Chester Carlson.

October 7

1975 Patent #3,909,854 was granted to Ysidro M. Martinez for a knee implant prosthesis.

October 8

1901 Domino Sugar was trademark registered.

October 9

1855 Isaac Singer patented his sewing machine. The first functional sewing machine, was invented by Barthelemy Thimonnier in 1830. He was almost killed by enraged French tailors because they felt threatened by his invention.

October 10

1911 Henry Ford received a patent for an automobile transmission mechanism.

October 11

1841 A patent for a collapsible tube for use with such items as toothpaste was granted to John Rand.

October 12

1972 Stevie Wonder copyright registered the words and music for "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (Wonder registered his first work at age 14 in 1964.)

October 13

1893 The melody for "Happy Birthday To You" was copyright registered. "Happy Birthday" was originally published as "Good Morning To All" in a book called "Song Stories for the Kindergarten" written by Mildred and Patty Hill.

October 14

1835 Henry Blair received a patent in for an improved corn planter.

October 15

1991 Pizza Hut was trademark registered.

October 16

1900 Frank Sprague was granted a patent for a multi-control for electric trains.

October 17

1961 "HOT ROCKS" Candy was trademark registered.

October 18

1931 The famous inventor, Thomas Alva Edison died in West Orange, NJ, at age 84.

October 19

1953 Ray Bradbury's novel, "Fahrenheit 451" was copyright registered. "Fahrenheit 451" was based on Bradbury's earlier short story called "The Fireman."

October 20

1904 The song "Yankee Doodle Boy" was copyright registered.

October 21

1958 Tater Tots were trademark registered.

October 22

1940 Julian, Mayer and Krause received a patent for cortisone, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, adrenal insufficiency, allergies, diseases of connective tissue and gout.

October 23

1877 A patent for a gas-motor engine was issued to Nicolaus Otto, and Francis and William Crossley.

October 24

1836 Alonzo Phillips patented a friction match.
1861 The first transcontinental telegraph system was completed, making it possible to transmit messages rapidly (by mid-19th-century standards) from coast to coast.

October 25

1960 The musical play "Camelot" by Loewe and Lerner was copyright registered

October 26

1928 The novel "Peter Pan" by James Barrie was copyright registered.

October 27

1992 Nintendo of America copyright registered the configuration of its hand-held game machine.

October 28

1879 William Lincoln was issued a patent for a lamp.

October 29

1955 Warner Brothers copyright registered the movie "A Rebel without a Cause" starring James Dean.

October 30

1888 A patent for a ballpoint pen was received by John Loud.

October 31

1961 Patent #3,003,667 was granted to Edward Aguado of St. Louis, MO, for an "airway for artificial respiration."
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