December Calendar

December Calendar of Famous Inventions and December Birthdays

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Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin was born on December 8 1765. Mary Bellis

Find out what famous event happened today in history during the December calendar concerning patents, trademarks, or copyrights. What famous inventor has the same December birthday as you or what invention was created on that day in December.

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December Calendar

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

December 1

1948 "Scrabble" the board game was copyright registered.
1925 MR PEANUT was trademark registered.

December 2

1969 Patent #3,482,037 was granted to Marie V.B. Brown for a home security system.

December 3

1621 Galileo perfected his invention of the telescope. 1996 James and Jovee Coulter patented a glow in the dark glove.

December 4

1990 Patent #4,974,982 was granted to Thomas Nielson for a "keyring pocket pen."

December 5

Chiclets gum was trademark registered.

December 6

1955 The car Volkswagen was trademark registered.

December 7

1926 KEEBLER was trademark registered.
1761 Madame Marie Tussaud, the creator of the first wax museum was born.

December 8

1970 Count Chocula was trademark registered.
1765 Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin was born.

December 9

1924 WRIGLEY'S gum was trademark registered.

December 10

1896 Alfred Nobel died. The Nobel Prize ceremony is held on this date.

1996 BED IN A BAG was trademark registered.

December 11

1900 Ronald McFeely obtained a patent for a shoe making machine.

December 12

1980 The Computer Software Act of 1980 defined computer programs and clarified the extent of protection afforded to computer software by law. Software was now considered an invention and could be patented.

December 13

1984 Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffered his first stroke.

December 14

1926 TILT-A-WHIRL was trademark registered.
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December 15

1964 Patent #3,161,861 was granted to Kenneth Olsen for "magnetic core memory" (first used in a minicomputer.) - History of Computer Memory

December 16

1935 The movie "A Tale of Two Cities" was copyright registered.

December 17

1974 The one millionth trademark registered was issued to Cumberland Packing Corp, for a simple G clef and staff design used on "Sweet'n Low".

December 18

1946 The first television network dramatic serial "Faraway Hill" ended after a two month run.

December 19

1871 Mark Twain received the first of his three patents for suspenders.

December 20

1946 "The Yearling," a movie based on the novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, was copyright registered.
1871 Albert Jones of New York NY, patented corrugated paper.

December 21

1937 Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was copyright registered.

December 22

1877 The "American Bicycling Journal" began publishing in Boston, Mass.
1998 THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW trademark was registered.

December 23

1879 Thomas Edison patented a magneto-electric machine.

December 24

1974 Charles Beckley received a patent for a folding chair.

December 25

1984 L.F. Holland patented an improved trailer aka mobile home.
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December 26

1933 Edwin Armstrong was granted a patent for a two-path FM radio.

December 27

1966 The words from the theme song for "Star Trek", were copyright registered. Star Trek was created by Gene Roddenberry.

December 28

1976 Patent # 4,000,000 was issued in to Robert Mendenhall for a process for recycling asphalt compositions.

December 29

1776 Charles Macintosh, the Scottish inventor, was born. Macintosh patented the first water-proof material. The mackintosh raincoat was named after him.

December 30

1851 Asa Griggs Candler was born. Candler was a businessman who bought Coca-Cola from the original inventor and made the softdrink famous.

December 31

1935 A patent for the game "Monopoly" was received by Charles Darrow.
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December Birthdays

What famous inventor or scientist has the same December birthday as you. The twelvth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

December 1

  • 1743 - German chemist, Martin H Klaproth discovered uranium
  • 1912 - Architect Minoru Yamasaki designed the World Trade Center, New York

    December 2

    • 1906 - Peter Carl Goldmark developed color TV and LP records
    • 1946 - Italian designer, Gianni Versace

    December 3

    • 1753 - English inventor, Samuel Crompton invented the mule-jenny spinning machine
    • 1795 - Rowland Hill invented the first adhesive postage stamp in 1840
    • 1838 - American meteorologist, Cleveland Abbe considered the Father of the Weather Bureau
    • 1886 - Swedish physicist, Karl MG Siegbahn invented the rontgen spectroscope and won the Nobel Prize in 1924
    • 1900 - Austria biochemist, Richard Kuhn who worked with vitamins and won the Nobel Prize in 1938
    • 1924 - John Backus inventor of FORTRAN computer language
    • 1937 - English shoe manufacturer, Stephen Rubin invented the Reebok and Adidas line of shoes

    December 4

    • 1908 - American biologist A D Hershey researched bacteriophages and won the Nobel Prize in 1969

    December 5

    • 1901 - German physicist, Werner Heisenberg wrote theory of uncertainty and won the Nobel Prize in 1932
    • 1903 - English physicist, Cecil Frank Powell discovered pion and won the Nobel Prize in 1950

    December 6

    • 1898 - Swedish sociologist and economist Gunnar Myrdal won the Nobel Prize in 1974
    • 1918 - Harold Horace Hopkins invented the Endoscope
    • 1928 - Bert Geoffrey Achong was a noted electron microscopist

    December 7

    • 1761 - Madame Tussaud invented the wax museum
    • 1810 - German scientist, Theodor Schwann was the co-originator of cell theory
    • 1928 - Linguist, Noam Chomsky founded transformational grammar

    December 8

    • 1765 - Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin
    • 1861 - Georges Melies was the first filmmaker o film a fictional story

    December 9

    • 1868 - German phycist and chemist, Fritz Haber won the Nobel Prize in 1919

    December 10

    • 1851 - Melvil Dewey invented the Dewey Decimal System for libraries

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    December 11

    December 12

    • 1833 - Matthias Hohner was the German manufacturer of harmonicas
    • 1866 - Swiss chemist, Alfred Werner won the Nobel Prize in 1913

      December 13

      • 1816 - Eric Werner von Siemens was a German artillery officer and inventor of the electric elevator.

      December 14

      • 1909 - Edward Lawrie Tatum was an American molecular geneticist who won the Nobel Prize in 1958

      December 15

      • 1832 - French engineer, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel built the Eiffel tower
      • 1852 - Antoine Henri Becquerel was the scientist who discovered radioactivity and won the Nobel Prize in 1903
      • 1861 - Charles Edgar Duryea was an auto inventor who built the first auto in the U.S.
      • 1863 - Arthur D Little was an American chemist who invented rayon
      • 1882 - Helena Rubinstein was an noted American cosmetic manufacturer
      • 1916 - Maurice Wilkins was an English physicist who researched DNA and won the Nobel Prize in 1962

      December 16

      • 1882 - German physicist, Walther Meissner discovered the Meissner effect
      • 1890 - Harlan Sanders invented Kentucky Fried Chicken
      • 1917 - English science fiction author, Arthur C. Clarke was also an inventor and wrote '2001: A Space Odyssey'

        December 17

        • 1778 - English chemist, Hunphry Davy
        • 1797 - Joseph Henry was an American inventor and pioneer of electromagnetism
        • 1908 - Willard Frank Libby was the inventor of the carbon-14 "atomic clock", and won the Nobel Prize in 1960.

        December 18

        • 1856 - English physicist, Joseph John Thomson discovered the electron and won the Nobel Prize in 1906
        • 1947 - Eddie Antar founded the Crazy Eddie Electronics Store

        December 19

        • 1813 - Irish chemist and physicist, Thomas Andrews discovered ozone
        • 1849 - Henry Clay Frick built the world's largest coke and steel operation
        • 1852 - American physicist, Albert Michelson won the Nobel Prize in 1907
        • 1903 - Genetecist George Snell
        • 1903 - England, biologist.Cyril Dean Darlington discovered hereditary mechanisms
        • 1944 - Anthropologist Richard Leakey
        • 1961 - American physicist, Eric Allin Cornell

        December 20

        • 1805 - Thomas Graham founded colloid chemistry
        • 1868 - Industrialist, Harvey S Firestone founded Firestone Tires

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        December 21

        • 1823 - French entomologist, Jean Henri Fabre who studied insects and spiders

        December 22

        • 1911 - Grote Reber invented the first parabolic radio telescope
        • 1917 - English physiologist, Andrew Fielding Huxley won the Nobel Prize in 1963
        • 1944 - British scientist, Mary Archer

        December 23

        December 24

        • 1818 - Physicist, James Prescott Joule discovered the principle of conservation of energy
        • 1905 - Howard Hughes founded Hughes Aircraft and invented the Spruce Goose

        December 25

        December 26

        • 1878 - Isaiah Bowman co-founder of the Geographical Review

        December 27

        • 1571 - German astronomer, Johann Kepler discovered elliptical orbits
        • 1773 - George Cayley founded the science of aerodynamics and invented gliders

        December 28

        • 1895 - Auguste Lumiere and Louis Lumiere were twin brothers who opened the first commercial cinema
        • 1942 - Physicist, Paul Horowitz founded the META project and wom the Sloan Award in 1971-3
        • 1944 - American scientist, Kary Mullis developed the polymerase chain reaction or PCR technique.

          December 29

          December 30

          • 1851 - Asa Griggs Candler imvemted Coca-Cola
          • 1952 - Larry Bartlett invented a photographic printer

          December 31

          • 1864 - 1864 - American astronomer, Robert G Aitken who was the first to discover binary stars
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