August CalendarFind 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 11900 "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 21904 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 31897 The Street Car Controller was patented by Walter Knight and William Potter.
August 41970 POPPIN FRESH was trademark registered by the Pillsbury Company.
August 51997 Patent #5,652,975 for an automatic talking potty apparatus was issued to Glory Hoskin.
August 61935 William Coolidge obtained a patent for the cathode ray tube, a critical ingredient of TV and other electronic applications.
August 71906 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 81911 Patent #1,000,000 was issued to Francis Holton for a vehicle tire.
August 91898 Rudolf Diesel of France was granted patent #608,845 for an "internal combustion engine" the Diesel engine.
August 101909 The FORD trademark registered by the Ford Motor Corporation.
August 111942 Hedy Markey received a patent for a secret communication system. 1950 Steve Wozniak was born, the co-founder of Apple Computers.
August 121930 Clarence Birdseye patented a method for packaging frozen foods.
August 131890 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 141889 "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 151989 President George Bush issued a proclamation commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of the 1st patent and copyright laws.
August 161949 Patent #2,478,967 was granted to Leonard Greene of Mineola, NY for an "airplane stall warning device."
August 171993 Patent #5,236,208 was issued to Thomas Welsh for a platform steerable skateboard.
August 181949 Plant Patent #1 was issued to Henry Bosenberg of New Brunswick, NJ, for a climbing rose.
August 191919 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 201930 Philo Farnsworth patented a television.
August 211888 The first practical adding & listing machine (calculator) was patented by William Burroughs.
August 221952 The Television Show, Adventures of Superman was copyright registered.
1932 The BBS began experimental regular television broadcasts.
August 231977 The name Cincinnati Bengals was trademark registered.
1904 The automobile tire chain was patented.
August 241993 Patent # 5,238,437 for a Bubble Dispensing Doll was issued to Vowles, Barad, Smith and Stern.
August 251814 The British burnt Washington, D.C., however, the Patent Office was saved by the British Superintendent of Patents, Dr. William Thornton.
August 261902 Arthur McCurdy obtained a patent for a daylight developing tank for roll film.
August 271855 Clara Barton becomes the first female federal employee to achieve equal status when she was hired by the Patent Office as a clerk
August 281951 Oral B (the famous line of dental products) was trademark registered.
August 291893 Whitcomb Judson received a patent for the zipper.
August 301968 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."