July Calendar

Events in science and invention history and July birthdays.

Louis Pasteur (Dole, 1822-Marnes-la-Coquette, 1895), French chemist, biologist, and microbiologist, in his laboratory. (Getty Images)

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

July Calendar

July 1

1952 Silly Putty was trademark registered. A trademark protects words, names, symbols, sounds, or colors that distinguish goods and services. The roar of the MGM lion and the shape of a Coca-Cola bottle are also trademarks.

July 2

1907 Emil Haefely obtained a patent for a method of wrapping electrical conductors.

July 3

1979 The phrase Radio City Music Hall was trademark registered.

July 4

1933 William Coolidge obtained a patent for the X-ray tube, popularly called the Coolidge tube.

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July 5

1988 The bugs bunny phrase "What's Up Doc?" was trademark registered

July 6

1904 Patent #764,166 was granted to Albert Gonzales for a railway switch.

July 7

1989 Warner Brothers copyrighted registered "Batman" a movie based on a popular cartoon character

July 8

1873 Anna Nichols became the first female patent examiner.

July 9

1968 US patent #3,392,261 for the "Portable Beam Generator," also known as a hand-held laser ray gun, was granted to inventor, Frederick R. Schollhammer.

July 10

1847 The rotary printing press was patented by Richard Hoe.

July 11

1893 HOOD'S Sarsaparilla CIH & CO Compound Extract was trademark registered.


1990 Bill Atkinson, the inventor of HyperCard software, left Apple Computers along with Andy Hertzfeld, co-inventor of the Apple Macintosh, and started a new company called General Magic.

July 12

1927 "Green Giant" Great Big Tender Peas was trademark registered

July 13

1836 Patent are now numbered.

July 14

1885 Sarah Goode became the first black woman to receive a U.S. patent.

July 15

1975 The Detroit Tigers name is trademark registered.
1985 Aldus PageMaker, the first desktop publishing program, was first shipped for sale to consumers, invented by Paul Brainard.

July 16

1878 Thaddeus Hyatt was granted a patent for reinforced concrete.

July 17

1888 Granville Woods received a patent for the "tunnel construction for electric railways."

July 18

1950 Sobin, Finlay, and Kane were issued a patent for producing terramycin, an antibiotic.

July 19

1921 The name Breyers Ice Cream was trademark registered

July 20

1865 The Patent Act of 1865 directed the Commissioner of Patents to turn over patent fees to the Treasury and meet expenses through Congressional appropriations

July 21

1875 Mark Twain's novel "The Adventure of Tom Sawyer" was copyright registered.
1984 The first robot-related fatality in the United States occurred when a factory robot in Jackson, Michigan, crushed a 34-year-old worker against a safety bar.

July 22

1873 Louis Pasteur received a patent for the manufacture of beer and treatment of yeast.

July 23

1906 The song "America the Beautiful" was copyright registered by Katharine Lee Bates.
1872 Jonathan Hoyt patented an improved lamp.

July 24

1956 A patent for an oral form of the antibiotic Penicillin was granted to Ernst Brandl and Hans Margreiter.

July 25

1876 Emily Tassey was granted a patent for an apparatus for raising sunken vessels

July 26

1994 Design patent #349,137 for a toy teddy bear was granted to Josef Gottstein

July 27

1960 The first episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" was copyright registered.
1921 Canadian scientists Frederick Banting and Charles Best first isolated insulin and within a year, the first human sufferers of diabetes were receiving insulin treatments.

July 28

1885 The "ready light" or taper was patented by John Mitchell.

July 29

1997 Design patent #381,781 for a swimming pool leaf and debris removal net was granted to Ross Clay.

July 30

1933 The Monopoly board game was copyright registered. Charles Darrow, became the first millionaire game designer after he sold his patent to Parker Brothers.

July 31

1790 Samuel Hopkins was issued the first U.S. patent for manufacturing potash.

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July Birthdays

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

 

July 1

  • 1742 Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German physicist and educator, who discovered treelike patterns called Lichtenberg figures. He was known for what he called "waste books" which were the detailed notenooks that he kept full of quotes, sketches, snd stories.
  • 1818 Ignaz Semmelweis, Hungarian physician who realized that many diseases were contagious and could be drastically reduced by enforcing appropriate hand-washing behavior by medical care-givers
  • 1872 Louis Bleriot, French aviator, inventor and engineer who was the first man to fly an airplane across English Channel, and the first to invent a working monoplane
  • 1904 Mary Calderone, physician and founder of planned parenthood
  • 1908 Estee Lauder, the founder Estee Lauder cosmetics

July 2

  • 1847 Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer who founded tectonic geology and formulated the orogenic wave theory of mountain-building.
  • 1888 Selman Waksman, American biochemist and microbiologist researched organic substances and their decomposition that led to his discovery of Streptomycin, and other antibiotics, Nobel Prize 1951
  • 1905 Jean Rene Lacoste, French designer who used an crocodile logo on his Lacoste shirts which he introduced in 1929, also a tennis player Jean Rene Lacoste won the U.S. Open in 1926.
  • 1906 Hans Bethe, physicist who contributed to quantum electrodynamics, nuclear physics, solid-state physics and particle astrophysics. He was the Director of the Theoretical Division at the Los Alamos laboratory and helped invent the first atomic bombs, Nobel Prize 1967
  • 1932 Dave Thomas was the founder of the Wendy's Restaurants chain of fast-food restaurants.

    July 3

    • 1883 Alfred Korzybski, Polish scientist who formulated the theory of semantics

    July 4

    • 1753 Jean Pierre Francois Blanchard, French balloonist who made the first aerial crossing of the English Channel, and made the first balloon flight in North America
    • 1810 Phineas Taylor Barnum was a circus promoter who co-started the Barnum & Bailey circus
    • 1847 James Anthony Bailey was a circus promoter who co-started the Barnum and Bailey circus
    • 1883 Rube Goldberg was an American inventor, engineer, and a Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist.
    • 1885 Louis B Mayer, was a motion-picture executive who founded the Hollywood film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and invented the star-system of actors.

    July 5

    • 1794 Sylvester Graham invented the graham cracker
    • 1867 Andrew Ellicott Douglass invented the dendrochronologer, used for tree-ring dating
    • 1891 John Northrop, American biochemist who crystallized several enzymes, Nobel prize 1946
    • 1904 Ernst Mayr, German biologist who formulated the biological species concept

    July 6

    • 1884 Harold Vanderbilt invented the game of contract bridge

    July 7

    • 1752 Joseph Marie Jacquard invented the Jacquard Loom that weaved complex designs
    • 1922 Pierre Cardin, French fashion designer who invented the Unisex look

      July 8

      July 9

      • 1802 Thomas Davenport invented the first completely electric motor
      • 1819 Elias Howe invented the first American-patented sewing machine
      • 1856 Nikola Tesla, Croatian electrical engineer who invented the radio, X-rays, vacuum tube amplifier, alternating current, Tesla Coil and more.
      • 1911 John Archibald Wheeler, born in Florida, American theoretical physicist, coined terms black hole, wormhole

      July 10

      • 1879 Harry Nicholls Holmes, chemist who crystallized vitamin A
      • 1902 Kurt Alder, German chemist who formulated the Diels-Alder reaction, Nobel Prize 1950
      • 1917 Don Herbert, American television personality who was Mr. Wizard on a science show.
      • 1920 Owen Chamberlain, American physicist who discovered antiprotons, a sub-atomic antiparticle, Nobel Prize 1959

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        What famous inventor or scientist has the same July birthday as you.

         

        July 11

        • 1838 John Wanamaker invented one of the first (if not the first) true department store, invented the first White Sale, modern price tags, and the first in-store restaurant. He also pioneered the use of money-back guarantees and newspaper ads to advertise his retail goods.

          July 12

          • 1730 Josiah Wedgwood, England pottery designer, and manufacturer, who invented the technique for making Wedgwood china and industrialized the manufacturing of pottery.
          • 1849 William Osler, Canada physician considered a Father of modern medicine, wrote about the circulatory system
          • 1854 George Eastman, American inventor who invented the Kodak camera and rolled photographic film
          • 1895 Buckminster Fuller, American architect who invented the geodesic dome
          • 1913 Willis Lamb, American physicist who discovered how electrons behave in the hydrogen atom, Nobel Prize 1955

          July 13

          • 1826 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist who formulated the Reaction of Cannizzaro
          • 1944 Erno Rubik, Hungarian inventor who invented Rubik's cube

          July 14

          • 1857 Frederick Maytag invented the Maytag washing machine
          • 1874 Andre Debierne, French chemist who discovered the element actinium
          • 1918 Jay Forrester, digital computer pioneer who invented core memory
          • 1921 Geoffrey Wilkinson, English chemist who pioneered inorganic chemistry, invented Wilkinson's catalyst and discovered the structure of ferrocene, Nobel Prize 1973
          • 1924 James Whyte Black, Scottish doctor and pharmacologist who invented Propranolol, and synthesized Cimetidine, Nobel Prize 1988

          July 15

          • 1817 John Fowler, English engineer who built the London Metropolitan Railway

            July 16

            • 1704 John Kay, English machinist who invented the flying shuttle that improved looms
            • 1801 Julius Plucker, German mathematician, and physicist, who formulated Plucker formulas and was the first person to identify Cathode rays
            • 1888 Frits Zernike invented the phase-contrast microscope that allowed for the study of colorless and transparent biological materials, Nobel Prize 1953
            • 1907 Orville Redenbacher invented and sold Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popcorn

            July 17

            July 18

            • 1635 Robert Hooke, English physicist and the first person to see micrographia by using a microscope
            • 1853 Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch physicist who discovered and explained the Zeeman effect, and derived the transformation equations used by Albert Einstein to describe space and time, Nobel Prize 1902

            July 19

            • 1814 Samuel Colt, American gunmaker who invented the Colt revolver
            • 1865 Charles Horace Mayo, American surgeon who started the Mayo clinic

            July 20

            • 1897 Tadeusz Reichstein, Swiss chemist who invented a method to artificially synthesize vitamin C, Nobel Prize 1950
            • 1947 Gerd Binnig, German physicist who invented the scanning tunneling microscope that could view individual atoms, Nobel Prize 1986

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              July Birthdays

              What famous inventor or scientist has the same July birthday as you.

               

              July 21

              • 1620 Jean Picard, French astronomer who first accurately measured the length of a degree of a meridian (longitude line) and from that computed the size of the Earth
              • 1810 Henri Victor Regnault, French physicist, and chemist known for his research on the thermal properties of gasses, also a photographer who invented the use of pyrogallic acid as a developing agent
              • 1923 Rudolph Marcus, Canadian chemist who formulated the Marcus theory, the theory of electron-transfer reactions in chemical systems, Nobel Prize 1992

              July 22

              • 1822 Gregor Mendel, geneticist who discovered the laws of heredity
              • 1844 William Archibald Spooner invented spoonerisms, a play on words
              • 1887 Gustav Hertz, German quantum physicist who experimented on inelastic electron collisions in gasses known as the Franck–Hertz experiments, Nobel Prize 1925
              • 1908 Amy Vanderbilt might be the inventor of etiquette and wrote the Complete Book of Etiquette

              July 23

              • 1827 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer who built the New Waterway of Rotterdam
              • 1828 Jonathan Hutchinson, English surgeon who was the first to describe the medical signs for congenital syphilis

              July 24

              • 1898 Amelia Earhart, American aviator, who was the first woman to pilot across the Atlantic

              July 25

              • 1795 James Barry, female disguised as a man who became the surgeon general of the British army
              • 1866 Frederick Frost Blackman, English plant physiologist who wrote the 1905 paper, Optima and Limiting Factors, in which he demonstrated that where a process depends on a number of independent factors, the rate at which it can take place is limited by the rate of the slowest factor

              July 26

              • 1799 Isaac Babbitt invented "babbitt's metal" used in engine bearings
              • 1860 Philippe Jean Bunau-Varilla, French engineer who helped build the Panama Canal
              • 1875 Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist who invented analytical psychology known as Jungian psychology
              • 1894 Aldous Huxley, English science fiction author, who wrote Brave New World
              • 1919 James Ephraim Lovelock, English scientist, and futurist, known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, in which he postulates that the Earth functions as a kind of superorganism.

              July 27

              • 1848 Roland Baron von Eotvos, Hungarian physicist who formulated the concept of molecular surface tension, and the Eötvös torsion balance
              • 1938 Gary Gygax, American game designer who co-invented Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game

              July 28

              • 1907 Earl Silas Tupper invented Tupperware

              July 29

              • 1891 Bernhard Zondek, German gynecologist who invented the first reliable pregnancy test in 1928

              July 30

              • 1863 Henry Ford, American automaker, who invented the Model T Ford
              • 1887 Felix Andries Vening Meinesz, Dutch geophysicist, who invented a precise method for measuring gravity called the gravimeter. The gravimeter allowed for precise measure of gravity at sea, which led Meinesz to discover gravity anomalies above the ocean floor due to continental drift
              • 1889 Vladimir Zworykin, Russian electronics engineer who invented an electronic television system

                July 31

                • 1803 John Ericsson, American inventor of the screw propeller for ships
                • 1918 Paul D. Boyer, American biochemist, Nobel Prize 1997
                • 1919 Primo Levi, Italian chemist turned writer best know for his autobiography entitled Survival in Auschwitz