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1897 The Street Car Controller was patented by Walter Knight and William Potter.

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

August 1

1900 "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum was copyright registered.
1941 The first jeep rolled off the assembly line. Willy’s Truck Company was the first company to create a jeep.

August 2

1904 A patent for a "glass shaping machine" was granted to Michael Owen. The immense production of glass bottles, jars, etc. owes its inception to this invention.

August 3

1897 The Street Car Controller was patented by Walter Knight and William Potter.

August 4

1970 POPPIN FRESH was trademark registered by the Pillsbury Company.

August 5

1997 Patent #5,652,975 for an automatic talking potty apparatus was issued to Glory Hoskin.

August 6

1935 William Coolidge obtained a patent for the cathode ray tube, a critical ingredient of TV and other electronic applications.

August 7

1906 The Flexible Flyer was trademark registered.
1944 The world's first program-controlled calculator, popularly called the Harvard Mark I was inaugurated. The machine was built by Harvard researcher Howard Aiken, supported by IBM.

August 8

1911 Patent #1,000,000 was issued to Francis Holton for a vehicle tire.

August 9

1898 Rudolf Diesel of France was granted patent #608,845 for an "internal combustion engine" the Diesel engine.

August 10

1909 The FORD trademark registered by the Ford Motor Corporation.

August 11

1942 Hedy Markey received a patent for a secret communication system. 1950 Steve Wozniak was born, the co-founder of Apple Computers.

August 12

1930 Clarence Birdseye patented a method for packaging frozen foods.

August 13

1890 A publisher copyright registered an edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter."
1655 Johann Christoph Denner the inventor of the clarinet was born.

August 14

1889 "The Washington Post March" by John Phillip Sousa was copyright registered.
1984 IBM released MS-DOS version 3.0. IBM first approached Bill Gates and Microsoft to discuss the state of home computers in 1980.

August 15

1989 President George Bush issued a proclamation commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of the 1st patent and copyright laws.

August 16

1949 Patent #2,478,967 was granted to Leonard Greene of Mineola, NY for an "airplane stall warning device."

August 17

1993 Patent #5,236,208 was issued to Thomas Welsh for a platform steerable skateboard.

August 18

1949 Plant Patent #1 was issued to Henry Bosenberg of New Brunswick, NJ, for a climbing rose.

August 19

1919 HOSTESS was trademark registered by William B. Ward.
1888 The first world beauty contest was held in Belgium, an 18-year-old West Indian woman won.

August 20

1930 Philo Farnsworth patented a television.

August 21

1888 The first practical adding & listing machine (calculator) was patented by William Burroughs.

August 22

1952 The Television Show, Adventures of Superman was copyright registered.
1932 The BBS began experimental regular television broadcasts.

August 23

1977 The name Cincinnati Bengals was trademark registered.
1904 The automobile tire chain was patented.

August 24

1993 Patent # 5,238,437 for a Bubble Dispensing Doll was issued to Vowles, Barad, Smith and Stern.

August 25

1814 The British burnt Washington, D.C., however, the Patent Office was saved by the British Superintendent of Patents, Dr. William Thornton.

August 26

1902 Arthur McCurdy obtained a patent for a daylight developing tank for roll film.

August 27

1855 Clara Barton becomes the first female federal employee to achieve equal status when she was hired by the Patent Office as a clerk

August 28

1951 Oral B (the famous line of dental products) was trademark registered.

August 29

1893 Whitcomb Judson received a patent for the zipper.

August 30

1968 The song "Hey Jude" by John Lennon and Paul McCartney was copyright registered.
1994 IBM announced it would not oppose Microsoft's attempt to trademark the name "Windows."

August 31

1897 Thomas Edison patented a kinetographic camera.

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