June Calendar

Events in science and invention history and June birthdays.

Hula Hoop
A patent for the Hula hoop was granted on June 23, 1964. Getty Images/Photographer Kane Skennar

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

June 1

1869 Thomas Edison obtained a patent for an electrographic vote recorder.

June 2

1906 "Your a Grand Old Flag" by George M. Cohan was trademark registered.
1857 James Gibbs patented the first chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine.

June 3

1969 New York Rangers was trademark registered.

1934 Dr Frederick Banting the co-inventor of insulin was knighted.

June 4

1963 Patent #3,091,888 was granted to six-year-old Robert Patch for a toy truck.

June 5

1984 Safety Cap for a Medicine Bottle patented by Ronald Kay.

June6

1887 J.S. Pemberton's Coca-Cola label was trademark registered.

June 7

1946 "Eensie Weensie Spider" by Yola De Meglio was copyright registered.
1953 The first color network telecast in compatible color was broadcast from a station in Boston.

June 8

1869 Ives McGaffey patented a carpet sweeping machine. This was the first patent for a device that cleaned rugs.

June 9

1953 Patent #2,641,545 was granted to John Kraft for the "manufacture of soft surface cured cheese"

June 10

1952 The polyester film MYLAR was trademark registered.
1902 A patent for the "window envelope" for letters was granted to H.F. Callahan.

Jume 11

1895 Charles Duryea patented a gasoline powered automobile.

June 12

1928 The brightly colored, candy-coated, licorice candy, Good and Plenty was trademark registered.

June 13

1944 Patent #2,351,004 was granted to Marvin Camras for the magnetic tape recorder.

June 14

1927 George Washington Carver received a patent for a process of producing paints and stains.

June 15

1844 Charles Goodyear was granted patent #3,633 for vulcanized rubber.

June 16

1980 The Supreme Court declared that living organisms which are products of human ingenuity are patentable in Diamond v.
Chakrabarty.

June 17

1980 Atari's "Asteroids" and "Lunar Lander" are the first two video games to be copyright registered.

June 18

1935 ROLLS-ROYCE was trademark registered.

June 19

1900 Michael Pupin is granted a patent for long distance telephony.
1940 "Brenda Starr," the first cartoon strip by a woman, appeared in a Chicago newspaper.

June 20

1840 Samuel Morse was granted a patent for telegraphy signals.

June 21

1834 Cyrus McCormick of Virginia patented the reaper for the cultivation of grain.

June 22

1954 The antacid Rolaids was trademark registered.

1847 The donut was invented.

June 23

1964 Arthur Melin was granted a patent for his Hula-hoop.

June 24

1873 Mark Twain patented a scrapbook.
1963 The first demonstration of a home video recorder took place at BBC Studios in London, England

June 25

1929 A patent was granted to G.L. Pierce for a basketball.

June 26

1951 The children's game CANDY LAND was trademark registered.

June 27

1929 The first color television was demonstrated in New York City.
1967 Baltimore Orioles and NY Jets trademarks were registered.
1967 The name K MART was trademark registered.

June 28

1917 Raggedy Ann doll invented.
1956 First atomic reactor built for private research starts operations in Chicago.

June 29

1915 Juicy Fruit chewing gum was trademark registered.

June 30

1896 William Hadaway was issued a patent for the electric stove.

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June Birthdays

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

June 1

  • 1826 Carl Bechstein, German piano manufacturer, who invented improvements to pianos
  • 1866 Charles Davenport, American biologist who pioneered new standards of taxonomy
  • 1907 Frank Whittle, English aviation inventor of a jet engine
  • 1917 William Standish Knowles, American chemist that developed pharmaceutical compounds, Nobel Prize 2001
  • 1957 Jeff Hawkins, American who invented the Palm Pilot and Treo

June 2

  • 1758 Cornelis Rudolphus Theodorus Krayenhoff, Dutch physicist, hydraulic engineer, cartographer, and fortress architect

June 3

  • 1761 Henry Scrapnel, English inventor of shrapnel
  • 1904 Charles Richard Drew, pioneer of blood plasma research
  • 1947 John Dykstra, pioneer in the development of computers in filmmaking for special effects

June 4

  • 1801 James Pennethorne, architect who designed Kennington Park and Victoria Park in London
  • 1877 Heinrich Wieland, German chemist, who researched bile acids, made first synthesis of Adamsite, and isolated the toxin alpha-amanitin, the principal active agent of one of the world's most poisonous mushrooms, Nobel Prize 1927
  • 1910 Christopher Cockerell invented the Hovercraft

    June 5

    • 1718 Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker
    • 1760 Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist who discovered yttrium
    • 1819 John Couch Adams, English astronomer who co-discovered Neptune
    • 1862 Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish opthalmologist, who researched the refractive properties of the eye to focus images (astigmatism), and invented an improved ophthalmoscope and corrective lenses for use after removal of a cataract, Nobel Prize 1911
    • 1907 Rudolf Peierls, physicist with a major role in Britain's nuclear program, who co-authored the Frisch-Peierls memorandum the first paper on constructing an atomic bomb from a small amount of fissionable uranium-235
    • 1915 Lancelot Ware founded MENSA
    • 1944 Whitfield Diffie, American cryptographer was a pioneer of public-key cryptography

    June 6

    • 1436 Johannes Muller, astronomer who invented astronomical tables
    • 1850 Karl Ferdinand Braun, German scientist who invented the first oscilloscope aka the Braun tube, and invented a form of wireless telegraphy, Nobel Prize 1909
    • 1875 Walter Percy Chrysler, car manufacturuer who founded Chrysler Corporation in 1925
    • 1886 Paul Dudley White, heart specialist who was the Father of preventive cardiology
    • 1933 Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist who co-invented the scanning tunneling microscope in 1981, providing the first images of individual atoms on the surfaces of materials, Nobel Prize 1986

    June 7

    • 1502 Pope Gregory XIII invented the Gregorian calendar in 1582
    • 1811 James Young Simpson, Scottish obsterician who discovered the anaesthetic properties of chloroform, and successfully introduced chloroform into general medical use
    • 1843 Susan Elizabeth Blow, American educator who invented kindergarten
    • 1886 Henri Coanda, Romanian inventor and aviation scientist who designed early jet engines
    • 1896 Robert Mulliken, American chemist and physicist, who was behind the early development of molecular orbital theory, Nobel Prize 1966
    • 1925 Camille Flammarion, French astronomer and writer, was the first to suggest the names Triton and Amalthea for the moons of Neptune and Jupiter, and published the magazine L'Astronomie

    June 8

    • 1625 Giovanni Cassini, French astronomer who discovered the moons of Saturn
    • 1724 John Smeaton, British engineer who invented the air pump for diving gear
    • 1916 Francis Crick, British molecular biologist, physicist, and neuroscientist who co-discovered DNA structure, and had a crucial role in research related to revealing the genetic code, and who attempted to advance the scientific study of human consciousness with theoretical neurobiology, Nobel Prize 1962
    • 1955 Tim Berners-Lee, computer pioneer who lead the development of the World Wide Web, HTML used to create web pages, HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol), and URLs (Universal Resource Locators)

    June 9

    • 1781 George Stephenson, English inventor of the first steam locomotive engine for railroads
    • 1812 Hermann von Fehling, German chemist who invented Fehling's solution used for estimation of sugar
    • 1812 Johann G Galle, German astronomer who discovered Neptune
    • 1875 Henry Dale, British physiologist who identified acetylcholine as a possible neurotransmitter, Nobel Prize 1936
    • 1892 Helena Rubinstein, invented different cosmetics and founded of the Helena Rubinstein Company
    • 1900 Fred Waring, American inventor of the Waring Blender
    • 1915 Les Paul, American inventor who founded Les Paul guitar, and invented sound-on-sound, the eight-track recorder, over-dubbing, the electronic reverb effect, multi-track tape recording, and the Les Paul electric guitar

    June 10

    • 1706 John Dollond, English optician and inventor who was granted the first patent for achromatic lens
    • 1832 Nicolaus Otto, German automobile designer who invented an effective gas motor engine, and the first practical four-stroke internal combustion engine called the Otto Cycle Engine
    • 1908 Ernst Chain, German chemist and bacteriologist who invented a manufacturing process for Penicillin G Procaine and made it available as medication, Nobel Prize 1945
    • 1913 Wilbur Cohen was the first hired employee of the Social Security System

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

    June 11

    • 1842 Carl von Linde, German engineer and physicist who wrote the Linde-process
    • 1867 Charles Fabry, scientist who discovered the ozone layer in upper atmosphere
    • 1886 David Steinman, American engineer and bridge designer who built the Hudson and Triborough bridges

    June 12

    • 1843 David Gill, Scottish astronomer known for research on measuring astronomical distances, astrophotography, and geodesy
    • 1851 Oliver Joseph Lodge, English radio pioneer who invented spark plugs

    June 13

    • 1773 Thomas Young, British philologist and physician who established the wave theory of light
    • 1831 James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist who discovered the electro-magnetic field
    • 1854 Charles Algernon Parsons, British inventor of the steam turbine
    • 1938 Peter Michael, English electronic manufacturer and founder of Quantel, who invented the hardware and software packages for video production including UEI and Paintbox

    June 14

    • 1736 Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, French physicist who wrote Coulomb's Law and invented the torsion balance
    • 1868 Karl Landsteiner, Austrian immunologist and pathologist who invented the modern system of classification of blood groups, Nobel prize 1930
    • 1912 E Cuyler Hammond, scientist who was the first to prove smoking causes lung cancer
    • 1925 David Bache, English car designer who invented the Land Rover and Series II Land Rover
    • 1949 Bob Frankston, computer programmer and inventor of VisiCalc

    June 15

    • 1932 Einar Enevoldson, American test pilot for NASA

    June 16

    • 1896 Jean Peugeot, French auto manufacturer who invented Peugeot automobiles
    • 1899 Nelson Doubleday, American publisher who was the founder Doubleday Books
    • 1902 Barbara McClintock, American cytogeneticist, who lead in the development of maize cytogenetics, Nobel Prize 1983
    • 1902 George Gaylord Simpson, American paleontologist and expert on extinct mammals and their intercontinental migrations
    • 1910 Richard Maling Barrer, chemist and the founding father of zeolite chemistry

    June 17

    • 1832 William Crookes, English chemist and physicist who invented the Crookes tube, and discovered thallium
    • 1867 John Robert Gregg, Irish inventor of shorthand
    • 1870 George Cormack, inventor of Wheaties cereal
    • 1907 Charles Eames, American furniture and industrial designer
    • 1943 Burt Rutan, American aerospace engineer who invented light, strong, unusual-looking, energy-efficient aircraft designed Voyager first plane to fly around the world without stopping or refueling

    June 18

    • 1799 Prosper Meniere, French ear doctor who identified Meniere Syndrome
    • 1799 William Lassell, astronomer who discovered the moons of Uranus and Neptune
    • 1944 Paul Lansky, American electronic-music composer and a pioneer in the development of computer music languages for algorithmic composition

    June 19

    • 1623 Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and physicist who invented an early calculator
    • 1922 Aage Neals Bohr, Danish physicist who researched the atomic nucleus, Nobel Prize 1975

    June 20

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

    June 21

    • 1876 - Willem Hendrik Keesom, Dutch physicist who was the first person to freeze helium gas into a solid
    • 1891 - Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian architect who designed the Nuove Struttura
    • 1955 - Tim Bray, Canadian inventor and software developer who wrote Bonnie a Unix file system benchmarking tool, Lark the first XML Processor, and APE the Atom Protocol Exerciser

      June 22

      • 1701 - Nikolaj Eigtved, Danish architect who built Christiansborg Castle
      • 1864 - Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician who created a geometry of numbers, and who used geometrical methods to solve difficult problems in number theory, mathematical physics, and the theory of relativity
      • 1887 - Julian S Huxley, English biologist who was a proponent of natural selection, the first Director of UNESCO, and a founding member of the World Wildlife Fund
      • 1910 - Konrad Zuse, German civil engineer and computer pioneer who invented the first freely programmable computer

      June 23

      • 1848 - Antoine Joseph Sax, Belgian inventor of the saxophone
      • 1894 - Alfred Kinsey, entomologis and sexologist, who wrote the famous Kinsey Report on American sexuality
      • 1902 - Howard Engstrom, American computer designer who promoted the use of the UNIVAC computer
      • 1912 - Alan Turing, mathematician and computer theory pioneer, who invented the Turing Machine
      • 1943 - Vinton Cerf, American inventor of internet protocol

      June 24

      • 1771 - E.I. du Pont, French chemist and industralist, who founded the gunpowder manufacturing company E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, now just called Du Pont
      • 1883 - Victor Francis Hess, American physicist who discovered cosmic rays, 1936 Nobel Prize in Physics
      • 1888 - Gerrit T Rietveld, Dutch architect who built Juliana Hall and Sonsbeek Pavillion
      • 1909 - William Penney, British physicist who invented the first British atom bomb
      • 1915 - Fred Hoyle, cosmologist who proposed steady-state universe theory
      • 1927 - Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist who discovered the tau lepton, Nobel Prize 1995

      June 25

      • 1864 - Walther Hermann Nernst, German physical chemist and physicist who is known for his theories behind the calculation of chemical affinity as embodied in the third law of thermodynamics, and for developing the Nernst equation, Nobel Prize 1920
      • 1894 - Hermann Oberth, German rocket scientist who invented the V2 rocket
      • 1907 - J Hans D Jensen, German physicist who discovered the atomic nucleus, Nobel Prize 1963
      • 1911 - William Howard Stein, American biochemist who was known for his work on ribonuclease and foor his contribution to the understanding of the connection between chemical structure and catalytic activity of the ribonuclease molecule, Nobel Prize 1972
      • 1925 - Robert Venturi, American modern architect who built the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery, Wu Hall at Princeton, and the Seattle Art Museum

      June 26

      • 1730 - Charles Joseph Messier, astronomer who catalogued "M objects"
      • 1824 William Thomson Kelvin, British physicist who invented the Kelvin Scale
      • 1898 - Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer and manufacturer who invented the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter plane, the most important fighter in the German Luftwaffe
      • 1902 - William Lear, engineer and manufacturer, who invented jets and eight-track tape, and founded the Lear Jet company
      • 1913 - Maurice Wilkes invented the stored program concept for computers

      June 27

      • 1880 - Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree

      June 28

      • 1824 - Paul Broca, French brain surgeon, who was the first person to locate the speech center of the brain
      • 1825 - Richard ACE Erlenmeyer, German chemist, who invented the conical Erlenmeyer flask in 1961, discovered and synthesis several organic compounds, and formulated the Erlenmeyer rule
      • 1906 - Maria Goeppert Mayer, American atomic physicist, who proposed the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus, Nobel Prize 1963
      • 1912 - Carl F von Weiszacker, German physicist, who performed nuclear research in Germany during the Second World War
      • 1928 John Stewart Bell, Irish physicist who wrote Bell's Theorem

      June 29

      • 1858 - George Washington Goethals, civil engineer who built the Panama Canal
      • 1861 William James Mayo, American surgeon who started the Mayo clinic
      • 1911 - Klaus Fuchs, German nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhaatan Project and arrested for being a spy

      June 30

      • 1791 - Felix Savart, French surgeon and physicist who formulated the Law of Biot and Savart
      • 1926 - Paul Berg, American biochemist known for his contributions to research in nucleic acids