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On July 17, 1888, Granville Woods received a patent for the tunnel construction for electric railways.

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July Calendar

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

July 1

1952 Silly Putty was trademark registered. A trademark protect words, names, symbols, sounds, or colors that distinguish goods and services. The roar of the MGM lion and the shape of a Coca-Cola bottle are also trademarks.

July 2

1907 Emil Haefely obtained a patent for a method of wrapping electrical conductors.

July 3

1979 The phrase Radio City Music Hall was trademark registered.

July 4

1933 William Coolidge obtained a patent for the X-ray tube, popularly called the Coolidge tube.

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July 5

1988 The bugs bunny phrase "What's Up Doc?" was trademark registered

July 6

1904 Patent #764,166 was granted to Albert Gonzales for a railway switch.

July 7

1989 Warner Brothers copyrighted registered "Batman" a movie based on a popular cartoon character

July 8

1873 Anna Nichols became the first female patent examiner.

July 9

1968 US patent #3,392,261 for the "Portable Beam Generator," also known as a hand-held laser ray gun, was granted to inventor, Frederick R. Schollhammer.

July 10

1847 The rotary printing press was patented by Richard Hoe.

July 11

1893 HOOD'S Sarsaparilla CIH & CO Compound Extract was trademark registered.
1990 Bill Atkinson, the inventor of HyperCard software, left Apple Computers along with Andy Hertzfeld, co-inventor of the Apple Macintosh, and started a new company called General Magic.

July 12

1927 "Green Giant" Great Big Tender Peas was trademark registered

July 13

1836 Patent are now numbered.

July 14

1885 Sarah Goode became the first black woman to receive a U.S. patent.

July 15

1975 The Detroit Tigers name is trademark registered.
1985 Aldus PageMaker, the first desktop publishing program, was first shipped for sale to consumers, invented by Paul Brainard.

July 16

1878 Thaddeus Hyatt was granted a patent for reinforced concrete.

July 17

1888 Granville Woods received a patent for the "tunnel construction for electric railways."

July 18

1950 Sobin, Finlay, and Kane were issued a patent for producing terramycin, an antibiotic.

July 19

1921 The name Breyers Ice Cream was trademark registered

July 20

1865 The Patent Act of 1865 directed the Commissioner of Patents to turn over patent fees to the Treasury and meet expenses through Congressional appropriations

July 21

1875 Mark Twain's novel "The Adventure of Tom Sawyer" was copyright registered.
1984 The first robot-related fatality in the United States occurred when a factory robot in Jackson, Michigan, crushed a 34-year-old worker against a safety bar.

July 22

1873 Louis Pasteur received a patent for the manufacture of beer and treatment of yeast.

July 23

1906 The song "America the Beautiful" was copyright registered by Katharine Lee Bates.
1872 Jonathan Hoyt patented an improved lamp.

July 24

1956 A patent for an oral form of the antibiotic Penicillin was granted to Ernst Brandl and Hans Margreiter.

July 25

1876 Emily Tassey was granted a patent for an apparatus for raising sunken vessels

July 26

1994 Design patent #349,137 for a toy teddy bear was granted to Josef Gottstein

July 27

1960 The first episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" was copyright registered.
1921 Canadian scientists Frederick Banting and Charles Best first isolated insulin and within a year, the first human sufferers of diabetes were receiving insulin treatments.

July 28

1885 The "ready light" or taper was patented by John Mitchell.

July 29

1997 Design patent #381,781 for a swimming pool leaf and debris removal net was granted to Ross Clay.

July 30

1933 The Monopoly board game was copyright registered. Charles Darrow, became the first millionaire game designer after he sold his patent to Parker Brothers.

July 31

1790 Samuel Hopkins was issued the first U.S. patent for manufacturing potash.

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