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June Calendar

Events in science and invention history and June birthdays.


Hula Hoop

A patent for the Hula hoop was granted on June 23, 1964.

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June Calendar

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

June 1

1869 Thomas Edison obtained a patent for an electrographic vote recorder.

June 2

1906 "Your a Grand Old Flag" by George M. Cohan was trademark registered.
1857 James Gibbs patented the first chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine.

June 3

1969 New York Rangers was trademark registered.
1934 Dr Frederick Banting the co-inventor of insulin was knighted.

June 4

1963 Patent #3,091,888 was granted to six-year-old Robert Patch for a toy truck.

June 5

1984 Safety Cap for a Medicine Bottle patented by Ronald Kay.


1887 J.S. Pemberton's Coca-Cola label was trademark registered.

June 7

1946 "Eensie Weensie Spider" by Yola De Meglio was copyright registered.
1953 The first color network telecast in compatible color was broadcast from a station in Boston.

June 8

1869 Ives McGaffey patented a carpet sweeping machine. This was the first patent for a device that cleaned rugs.

June 9

1953 Patent #2,641,545 was granted to John Kraft for the "manufacture of soft surface cured cheese"

June 10

1952 The polyester film MYLAR was trademark registered.
1902 A patent for the "window envelope" for letters was granted to H.F. Callahan.

Jume 11

1895 Charles Duryea patented a gasoline powered automobile.

June 12

1928 The brightly colored, candy-coated, licorice candy, Good and Plenty was trademark registered.

June 13

1944 Patent #2,351,004 was granted to Marvin Camras for the magnetic tape recorder.

June 14

1927 George Washington Carver received a patent for a process of producing paints and stains.

June 15

1844 Charles Goodyear was granted patent #3,633 for vulcanized rubber.

June 16

1980 The Supreme Court declared that living organisms which are products of human ingenuity are patentable in Diamond v. Chakrabarty.

June 17

1980 Atari's "Asteroids" and "Lunar Lander" are the first two video games to be copyright registered.

June 18

1935 ROLLS-ROYCE was trademark registered.

June 19

1900 Michael Pupin is granted a patent for long distance telephony.
1940 "Brenda Starr," the first cartoon strip by a woman, appeared in a Chicago newspaper.

June 20

1840 Samuel Morse was granted a patent for telegraphy signals.

June 21

1834 Cyrus McCormick of Virginia patented the reaper for the cultivation of grain.

June 22

1954 The antacid Rolaids was trademark registered.
1847 The donut was invented.

June 23

1964 Arthur Melin was granted a patent for his Hula-hoop.

June 24

1873 Mark Twain patented a scrapbook.
1963 The first demonstration of a home video recorder took place at BBC Studios in London, England

June 25

1929 A patent was granted to G.L. Pierce for a basketball.

June 26

1951 The children's game CANDY LAND was trademark registered.

June 27

1929 The first color television was demonstrated in New York City.
1967 Baltimore Orioles and NY Jets trademarks were registered.
1967 The name K MART was trademark registered.

June 28

1917 Raggedy Ann doll invented.
1956 First atomic reactor built for private research starts operations in Chicago.

June 29

1915 Juicy Fruit chewing gum was trademark registered.

June 30

1896 William Hadaway was issued a patent for the electric stove.

Every third Sunday in June, Fathers Day is celebrated.

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