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September Calendar of Famous Inventions and September Birthdays


George Eastman Invents the Kodak Camera

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

September 1

1486 The first known copyright was granted in Venice.

September 2

1992 The Southern California Gas Company purchased the first motor vehicles powered by natural gas.

September 3

1940 A patent for the production of diuretics was obtained by Bockmuhl, Middendorf and Fritzsche.

September 4

1888 George Eastman patented the roll film camera for Kodak.

September 5

1787 The constitutional clause concerning patents and copyrights was adopted by the constitutional convention in 1787.

September 6

1988 The Combined Cap & Baseball Mitt patent #4,768,232 was granted.

September 7

1948 Patent # 2,448,908 was granted to Louis Parker for a television receiver. His "intercarrier sound system" is now used in all television receivers in the world. Without it TV receivers would not work as well and would be more costly.

September 8

1868 William Hinds patented a candlestick.
1994 Microsoft gave Windows 95 its new name, previously, the operating system had been referred to by its code name of "Chicago".

September 9

1886 Ten countries, not including the U.S. joined the Berne Convention for the protection of literary and artistic works.

September 10

1891 The song "Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Der-E" by Henry J. Sayers was registered.
1977 Hamida Djandoubi, a Tunisian immigrant and a convicted murderer, became the last person executed with the guillotine.

September 11

1900 A motor vehicle patent was granted to Francis and Freelan Stanley.

September 12

1961 Patent #3,000,000 was granted for an automatic reading system for utilities to Kenneth Eldredge.

September 13

1870 Patent #107,304 was granted to Daniel C. Stillson for a the improved monkey wrench.

September 14

1993 The Simpsons television show was registered by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

September 15

1968 An Wang obtained a patent for a calculating apparatus, a basic component of computer technology.

September 16

1857 The words & music to the famous Christmas song "Jingle Bells" was registered by Oliver Ditson and Company under the title One Horse Open Sleigh.

September 17

1918 Elmer Sperry received a patent for the gyrocompass, essential to modern ship navigation.

September 18

1915 Louisa May Alcott's book, "Little Women" (first published October 3, 1868) was registered.
1984 Software Arts and VisiCorp settled their lawsuit over VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet program. VisiCalc, invented in 1979, was the first "hot-selling software product" for the personal computer.

September 19

1876 Melville Bissell patented a carpet-sweeper.

September 20

1938 Patent #2,130,948 was granted for "synthetic fiber" (nylon) to Wallace Carothers.

September 21

1993 A patent for Baseball Batting Apparatus, patent #5,246,226 was granted.

September 22

1992 The Poolside Basketball Game was granted a patent #5,149,086.
1791 Michael Faraday was born. Michael Faraday was best known for his discoveries of electromagnetic induction and of the laws of electrolysis - his biggest breakthrough in electricity was his invention of the electric motor.

September 23

1930 Johannes Ostermeier was issued a patent for the flash bulb used in photography.

September 24

1877 Fire destroyed many models in the Patent Office, but the important records were saved.
1852 A new invention, the dirigible or airship was first demonstrated.

September 25

1959 The song "Do-Re-Mi" from the "Sound of Music" by Rodger and Hammerstein was registered.
1956 The first transatlantic telephone cable went into operation.

September 26

1961 Patent for an aerial capsule (satellite) emergency separation device was obtained by Maxime Faget and Andre Meyer.

September 27

1977 Anacleto Montero Sanchez received a patent for a hypodermic syringe.

September 28

1979 Pilot episode of the TV series M*A*S*H was registered.
1925 Seymour Cray the inventor of the Cray I super computer was born.

September 29

1998 A hand controller for a video game was patented as Design Patent #398,938.

September 30

1997 A roller skate was invented by Hui-Chin from Taiwan, patent #5,671,931.
1452 The first book was published, Johann Guttenberg's Bible.

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