February Calendar of Inventions and Inventor Birthdays

February Calendar of Famous Inventions, Trademarks, Copyrights, & Patents

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

February Calendar

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

February 1

1788 The first US patent for an improvement to steamships was issued to Isaac Briggs & William Longstreet.
1983 Matthews, Tansil and Fannin obtained a patent for a digital voice mail system.

February 2

1869 James Oliver invented the removable tempered steel plow blade
1965 Alfonso Alvarez received a patent for "dual-vent windows".

February 3

1690 The first paper money in America was issued in the colony of Massachusetts.
1952 The first episode of the TV program "Dragnet" was copyrighted.

February 4

1824 J. W. Goodrich introduced the world to the first rubber galoshes.
1941 Roy Plunkett received a patent in for "tetrafluoro-ethylene polymers" (TEFLON)

February 5

1861 Samuel Goodale patented the first moving picture peep show machine.

February 6

1917 SUNMAID raisins were trademark registered.
1947 Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" was copyrighted.

February 7

1804 John Deere, pioneer manufacturer of agricultural implements was born.


1995 Larry Gunter and Tracie Williams received a patent for a personalized interactive storybook

February 8

1916 Charles Kettering received a patent for a self-starting automobile engine.

February 9

1811 Robert Fulton was granted a patent for the practical steamboat

February 10

1976 Sidney Jacoby was granted a patent for a combination smoke and heat detector alarm.

February 11

1973 National Inventor's Hall of Fame was founded -- on the anniversary of Thomas Edison's birth in 1847.

February 12

1974 Stephen Kovacs received a patent for a magnetic heart pump.
1983 The circular thing that keeps the pizza from hitting the inside of the box top (called a "package saver") was invented by a guy from New Jersey.

February 13

1979 Charles Chidsey received a patent for male baldness solution.

February 14

1854 Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson patented a firearm.
The 14th is also Valentine's Day and someone has patented romance.

February 15

1972 William Kolff obtained a patent for the soft shell mushroom shaped artificial heart.

February 16

1932 James Markham received the first fruit tree patent for a peach tree.

February 17

1827 Chester Stone patented a washing machine.

February 18

1879 Auguste Bartholdi was granted a design patent for the Statue of Liberty.

February 19

1878 Thomas Edison received a patent for the phonograph.

February 20

1846 John Drummond was granted a patent for molds for the manufacture of candles.
1872 Luther Crowell patented a machine that manufactured paper bags.

February 21

1865 John Deere received a patent for ploughs.

February 22

1916 Ernst Alexanderson was issued a patent for a selective radio tuning system.

February 23

1943 The song "As Time Goes By" from the movie Casablanca was copyrighted

February 24

1857 The first perforated United States postage stamps was delivered to the government.
1925 HIS MASTER'S VOICE was trademark registered

February 25

1902 John Holland was granted a patent for a submarine.

February 26

1870 The first New York City subway line opened. The short-lived line was pneumatic powered.
1963 HOBIE surfboards trademark registered in 1963

February 27

1900 Felix Hoffman patented acetyl salicylic acid aka aspirin.

February 28

1984 Donald Mauldin received a patent for a knee brace.

February 29

1972 KOOKY DOODLES were trademark registered

February Birthdays

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

February 1

  • 1905 - Italian physicist, Emilio Segre, won the Nobel Prize in Physics, and discovered antiprotons, a sub-atomic antiparticle and an element used for the atomic bomb used on Nagasaki
  • 1928 - Physicist, Sam Edwards

February 2

  • 1817 - English chemist, John Glover discovered sulfuric acid
  • 1859 - American physician & sexologist, Havelock Ellis wrote the Psychology of Sex
  • 1905 - Jean-Pierre Guerlain invented cosmetics pioneer

February 3

  • 1821 - Elizabeth Blackwell of Bristol England was the first accredited woman physician

February 4

  • 1841 - French inventor, Clement Ader was the first to fly a heavier-than-air craft
  • 1875 - German physicist, Ludwig Prandtl was considered the father of aerodynamics
  • 1903 - Mathematician, Alexander Oppenheim

February 5

  • 1840 - Scottish inventor, John Boyd Dunlop invented pneumatic rubber tires
  • 1840 - Hiram Maxim invented the automatic single-barrel rifle
  • 1914 - British physicist, Alan Hodgkin won the Nobel Prize in 1963
  • 1915 - American atomic physicist, Robert Hofstadter
  • 1943 - Inventor Nolan Bushnell, was the founder of Atari and the creator of Pong

February 6

  • 1879 - German research physicist, Carl Ramsauer discovered the Ra-msauer-Townsend effect
  • 1890 - Anton Hermann Fokker was an aviation pioneer
  • 1907 - Sam Green was a noted industrialist and inventor
  • 1913 - British scientist, Mary Leakey

February 7

  • 1870 - Austrian psychiatrist, Alfred Adler discovered Inferiority Complex
  • 1905 - Swedish physiologist, Ulf Svante von Euler won the Nobel Prize in 1970

February 8

  • 1828 - French writer, Jules Verne is considered the father of sci-fi, and wrote From the Earth to the Moon
  • 1922 - Joeri Averbach was a noted Russian chess grandmaster

February 9

  • 1871 - American pathologist, Howard T Ricketts studied typhus fever
  • 1910 - French biochemist, Jacques Monod
  • 1923 - Norman E. Shumway was a pioneer cardiac transplant surgeon
  • 1943 - Joseph E. Stiglitz was a noted American economist
  • 1950 - Andrew N Meltzoff was a noted developmental psychologist

February 10

  • 1880 - Engineer, Jesse G Vincent designed the first V-12 engine
  • 1896 - British scientist, Alister Hardy
  • 1897 - Microbiologist, John Franklin Ender won the Nobel Prize in 1954 for his research into polio.
  • 1920 - English physician and writer, Alex Comfort wrote "The Joy of Sex"
  • 1941 - Dave Parnas was a noted American scientist

February 11

  • 1846 - William Fox Talbot was a pioneer photographer and inventor
  • 1898 - Hungarian physicist, Leo Szilard worked on the A-bomb worker and later became a peace activist
  • 1925 - American psychologist, Virginia Johnson was part of the noted medical team of Masters and Johnson
  • 1934 - English fashion designer, Mary Quant invented the Mod Look

February 12

  • 1809 - English scientist, Charles Darwin, discovered the theory of evolution and wrote the "Origin of Species"
  • 1813 - American scientist, James Dwight Dana
  • 1815 - British scientist, Edward Forbes
  • 1948 - American inventor, Ray Kurzweil invented the flatbed scanner, the Kurzweil reading machine, the Kurzweil 1000 OCR software, the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech-recognition software, and the Kurzweil 250 Music Synthesizer.

February 13

  • 1910 - American Physicist, William Shockley co-invented the transistor and won the Nobel Prize in 1956
  • 1923 - American test pilot, Chuck Yeager was the first man to break sound barrier

February 14

  • 1838 - Inventor, Margaret Knight invented a method of making paper bags
  • 1859 - Engineer & inventor, George Ferris invented the Ferris Wheel
  • 1869 - English physicist, Charles Wilson invented the Wilson cloud chamber and won the Nobel Prize
  • 1911 - American internist & inventor, Willem J. Kolff invented the artificial kidney
  • 1917 - American x-ray crystallographer, Herbert A Hauptman won the Nobel Prize in 1985

February 15

  • 1809 - Cyrus Hall McCormick invented a mechanical reaper
  • 1819 - Christopher Sholes invented a typewriter
  • 1834 - English electrical engineer, William Preece was a pioneer in wireless technology.
  • 1934 - Swiss computer programmer, Niklaus Wirth invented PASCAL a computer language

February 16

  • 1740 - Italian printer, Giambattista Bodoni invented typeface designs
  • 1926 - Mechanical engineer, Jack Levy

February 17

  • 1781 - French inventor, Rene-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec invented the stethoscope
  • 1844 - Aaron Montgomery Ward founded the mail-order business, Montgomery Ward
  • 1867 - English chocolate manufacturer, William Cadbury founded Cadbury
  • 1874 - American scientist, Thomas J. Watson founded IBM

February 18

  • 1743 - Italian physicist, Alessandro Volta invented the voltiac pile, the first battery.
  • 1898 - Car manufacturer, Enzo Ferrari invented the Ferrari
  • 1914 - Chemist, Edward George Edwards

February 19

  • 1473 - Astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus
  • 1859 - Swedish physicist & chemist, Svante August Arhenius won the Nobel Prize in 1903
  • 1927 - Cognac manufacturer, Rene Firino-Martell invented several types of Cognac

February 20

  • 1844 - Austrian physicist, Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann father of statistical mechanics
  • 1901 - Microbiologist, Rene Jules Dubos wrote Health and Disease
  • 1937 - German biochemist, Robert Huber won the Nobel Prize in 1988

February 21

  • 1909 - American physician & gynaecologist, Helen O Dickens Henderson

February 22

  • 1796 - Adolphe Quetelet was a noted mathematician, astronomer, and statistician
  • 1822 - German physician, Adolf Kuszmaul invented the stomach pump and discovered Kuszmaul disease
  • 1852 - Internist, Pieter K Pel discovered Pel-Ebstein fever
  • 1857 - Robert Baden-Powell was the founder of Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides
  • 1857 - Physicist, Heinrich Hertz was the first to broadcast and receive radio waves and helped to invent radar technology.
  • 1937 - Samuel Whitbread was a noted English brewer
  • 1962 - Australian scientist, Steve Irwin

February 23

  • 1898 - German archaeologist, Reinhard Herbig
  • 1947 - British computer engineer, Colin Sanders invented Solid State Logic
  • 1953 - Astrophysicist, Sallie L. Baliunas

February 24

February 25

  • 1904 - Nutritionist, Adelle Davis was the author of Lets Stay Healthy

February 26

  • 1852 - John Harvey Kellogg started the flaked cereal industry and founded Kellogg Cereal
  • 1866 - Herbert Henry Dow was a pioneer in the chemical industry and founded Dow Chemical

February 27

  • 1891 - David Sarnoff founded RCA
  • 1897 - French astronomer, Bernard F. Lyot invented the Lyot filter
  • 1899 - Charles Best co-discoverered Insulin
  • 1933 - Geoffrey Maitland Smith founded Sears

February 28

  • 1933 - Geoffrey Maitland Smith founded Sears
  • 1663 - English inventor, Thomas Newcomen invented an improved steam engine
  • 1896 - American physician, Philip Showalter Hench discovered cortisone and won the Nobel Prize
  • 1901 - Chemist, Linus Pauling won the Nobel Prize in 1954 and 1962
  • 1915 - English zoologist and immunologist, Peter Medawar won the Nobel Prize in 1953
  • 1930 - American physicist, Leon Cooper won the Nobel Prize in 1972
  • 1948 - American scientist, Steven Chu co-won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1997

February 29