January Calendar

January Calendar of Famous Inventions and Inventor Birthdays

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

January 1

1982 Vladimir Zworykin died. Zworykin was the Russian engineer who invented the cathode-ray tube.

January 2

1975 "U.S. Patent Office" was renamed "U.S. Patent and Trademark Office".

January 3

1967 Patent for an apparatus for solar cooling and heating a house was received by Harry Thomason.

January 4

1972 Willy Wonka's trademark was registered.

January 5

1965 HOME OF THE WHOPPER was trademark registered.

January 6

1925 Agronomist George Washington Carver was granted patent #1,522,176 for cosmetics.

January 7

1913 Patent #1,049,667 was granted to William Burton for the manufacture of gasoline.

January 8

1783 Connecticut becomes the first state to pass a copyright statute, entitled "Act for the Encouragement of Literature and Genius"-enacted due to the help of Dr. Noah Webster.

January 9

1906 Campbell's soup was trademark registered.

January 10

1893 Thomas Laine patented the electric gas lighter.

January 11

1955 Lloyd Conover patented the antibiotic tetracycline.

January 12

1895 Printing and Binding Act of 1895 prohibited the copyrighting of any Government publication.

January 13

1930 Mickey Mouse cartoon first appeared in newspapers throughout the U.S.

January 14

1890 George Cooke received a patent for a gas burner.

January 15

1861 E.G. Otis was issued patent #31,128 for "improvement in hoisting apparatus" (safety elevator)

January 16

1984 Jim Henson's copyright claim on "Kermit, the Muppet" was renewed.

January 17

1882 Leroy Firman received a patent for the telephone switchboard.

January 18

1957 Lerner and Lowe's musical motion picture "My Fair Lady" was registered.

January 19

1915 DOUBLEMINT gum was trademark registered.

January 20

1857 William Kelly patented the blast furnace for manufacturing steel.
1929 The first outdoor feature-length talking motion picture was made, a film called "In Old Arizona."

January 21

1939 Arlen and Harburg's song "Over the Rainbow" was copyrighted.
1954 The first atomic submarine was launched. The USS Nautilus was christened by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.

January 22

1895 "Lifebuoy" soap was trademark registered.
1931 VARA (a Dutch company) began experimental TV broadcasts from Diamantbeurs, Amsterdam.

January 23

1849 A patent was granted for an envelope-making machine.
1943 "Casablanca" the movie, was copyrighted.

January 24

1871 Charles Goodyear, Jr. patented the Goodyear Welt, a machine for sewing boots and shoes.
1935 The first canned beer, "Krueger Cream Ale," was sold by the Kruger Brewing Company of Richmond, VA.

January 25

1870 Gustavus Dows patented a modern form of the soda fountain.
1881 Michael Brassill obtained a patent for a candlestick.

January 26

1875 The first electric dental drill was patented by George Green.
1909 Milk-Bone Brand was trademark registered.

January 27

1880 Patent #223,898 was granted to Thomas A. Edison, for "an electric lamp for giving light by incandescence".

January 28

1807 London's Pall Mall became the first street lit by gaslight.
1873 Patent #135,245 was obtained by French chemist Louis Pasteur for a process of brewing beer and ale.

January 29

1895 Charles Steinmetz patented a "system of distribution by alternating current" (A/C power).
1924 Carl Taylor of Cleveland, patented a machine that made ice cream cones.

January 30

1487 Bell chimes were invented.
1883 James Ritty and John Birch received a patent for the cash register.

January 31

1851 Gail Borden announced his invention of evaporated milk.
1893 COCA-COLA trademark for "nutrient or tonic beverages" registered.
1983 Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was copyrighted.

January Birthdays

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

January 1

  • 1854 - Scottish Scientist, James G Frazer

January 2

  • 1822 - German physicist, Rudolph J E Clausius who researched thermodynamics
  • 1920 - Scientist & writer, Isaac Asimov wrote I Robot & Foundation Trilogy

January 3

  • 1928 - Canadian, Frank Ross Anderson was the International Chess Master of 1954

January 4

  • 1643 - Isaac Newton was a noted physicist, mathematician, and astronomer, who invented a telescope
  • 1797 - German astronomer, Wilhelm Beer made the first Moon map
  • 1809 - Louis Braille invented a reading system for the blind
  • 1813 - British inventor, Isaac Pitman invented the stenographic shorthand
  • 1872 - Austrian, Edmund Rumpler was an auto and airplane builder
  • 1940 - British physicist, Brian Josephson won the Nobel Prize in 1973

January 5

  • 1855 - King Camp Gillette invented the safety razor
  • 1859 - DeWitt B Brace invented the spectrophotometer
  • 1874 - Joseph Erlanger invented shock therapy and won the Nobel Prize in 1944
  • 1900 - Physicist, Dennis Gabor invented holography

January 6

January 7

  • 1539 - Spanish lexicographer, Sebastian de Covarrubias Horozco

January 8

  • 1891 - German, Walter Bothe was a subatomic particle physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1954
  • 1923 - Joseph Wiezenbaum was a artificial intelligence pioneer
  • 1942 - English physicist, Stephen Hawking first revealed Black Holes and Baby Universes

January 9

  • 1870 - Civil engineer, Joseph B Strauss built the Golden Gate Bridge
  • 1890 - Czecho writer, Karel Capek wrote the play R U R and invented the name robot

    January 10

    • 1864 - George Washington Carver
    • 1877 - Frederick Gardner Cottrell invented the electrostatic precipitator
    • 1938 - American scientist, Donald Knuth

    January 11

    • 1895 - American inventor, Laurens Hammond invented the Hammond organ
    • 1906 - Swiss scientist, Albert Hofmann first to synthesize LSD

    January 12

    • 1899 - Swiss chemist, Paul H Muller invented DDT and won the Nobel Prize in 1948
    • 1903 - Russian nuclear physicist, Igor V Kurtshatov who built the first Russian nuclear bomb
    • 1907 - Sergei Korolev, scientist
    • 1935 - "Amazing" Kreskin, noted mentalist and magician
    • 1950 - Marilyn R Smith was a noted microbiologist

    January 13

    • 1864 - German phyicist, Wilhelm K. W. Wien won the Nobel Prize in 1911
    • 1927 - British scientist, Sydney Brenner

    January 14

    • 1907 - British chemist, Derek Richte wrote Aspects of learning and Memory

    January 15

    • 1908 - Edward Teller co-invented the H-bomb and worked on the Manhattan Project
    • 1963 - American scientist, Bruce Schneier

    January 16

    • 1853 - French industrialist, Andre Michelin invented Michelin tires
    • 1870 - German chemist, Wilhelm Normann who researched hardening of oils
    • 1932 - Dian Fossey was a noted zoologist who wrote Gorillas in the Mist

    January 17

    • 1857 - Eugene Augustin Lauste invented the first sound-on-film recording
    • 1928 - English hair stylist, Vidal Sassoon founded Vidal Sasson
    • 1949 - American scientist, Anita Borg

    January 18

    • 1933 - Ray Dolby invented the Dolby noise limiting system

    January 19

    January 20

    • 1916 - Biochemist, Walter Bartley

    January 21

    • 1743 - John Fitch invented a steamboat
    • 1815 - Dentist, Horace Wells pioneered the use of medical anesthesia
    • 1908 - Swedish astrophysicist, Bengt Stromgren studied gas clouds
    • 1912 - German biochemist, Konrad Bloch researched cholesterol and won the Nobel Prize in 1964
    • 1921 - Barney Clark was the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart

    January 22

    • 1909 - Russian physicist, Lev D Landau won the Nobel Prize in 1962
    • 1925 - Leslie Silver was a noted English paint manufacturer

    January 23

    • 1929 - Canadian chemist, John Polanyi won the Nobel Prize in 1986

    January 24

    • 1880 - Elisabeth Achelis invented the World Calendar
    • 1888 - German inventor, Ernst Heinrich Heinkel built the first rocket-powered aircraft
    • 1928 - English zoologist, Desmond Morris researched body language
    • 1947 - American scientist, Michio Kaku

    January 25

    • 1627 - Irish physicist, Robert Boyle wrote Boyle's Law of Ideal Gases
    • 1900 - Theodosius Dobzhansky was a noted geneticist and the author of Mankind Evolving

    January 26

    • 1907 - Austrian endocrinologist, Hans Selye demonstrated the existence of biological stress
    • 1911 - American nuclear physicist, Polykarp Kusch who won the Nobel Prize in 1955

    January 27

    • 1834 - Chemist, Dmitri Mendeleev invented the periodic table of the elements
    • 1903 - British physiologist & neurologist, John Eccles

    January 28

    • 1706 - English printer, John Baskerville invented typeface
    • 1855 - William Seward Burroughs invented an adding machine
    • 1884 - French astronomer, Lucien H d'Azambuja discovered the chromosome of the sun
    • 1903 - Dame Kathleen Lonsdale was a noted crystallographer and the first woman member of the Royal Society
    • 1922 - American biochemist, Robert W. Holley researched RNA and won the Nobel Prize in 1968

    January 29

    • 1810 - German mathematician, Earnest E Kummer
    • 1850 - Lawrence Hargrave invented box kite
    • 1901 - Allen B DuMont invented an improved cathode ray tube
    • 1926 - Abdus Salam was a noted theoretical physicist

    January 30

    • 1899 - English microbiologist, Max Theiler won the Nobel Prize in 1951
    • 1911 - Biochemist, Alexander George Ogston
    • 1925 - Douglas Engelbart invented the computer mouse
    • 1949 - Peter Agre a noted American scientist

    January 31

    • 1868 - Chemist, Theodore William Richards researched atomic weights and won the Nobel Prize in 1914
    • 1929 - Germany, physicist, Rudolf Mossbauer won the Nobel Prize in 1961
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