March Calendar

March Calendar of Famous Inventions, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents

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

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March Calendar

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

March 1

1921 Harry Houdini was granted patent #1,370,316 for a "diver's suit"

March 2

1861 The Patent Act of 1861 increased term of a patent grant from 14 to 17 years, now it is 20 years.

March 3

1821 Thomas Jennings received a patent for "dry scouring of clothes".
He was the first African-American inventor to receive a U.S. patent.

March 4

1955 The first radio facsimile or fax transmission was sent across the continent.
1997 Leonard Kasday received a patent in for a way to handle telephone prize opportunities

March 5

1872 George Westinghouse, Jr patented the steam air brake.
1963 Arthur K. Melin received U.S. Patent Number 3,079,728 on March 5, 1963 for a Hoop Toy aka the hula-hoop.

March 6

1899 Felix Hoffmann patented "Aspirin". Hoffmann discovered that the compound called salicin found in willow plants provided pain relief.
1990 Mel Evenson received a design patent for the ornamental design for a paperclip holder

March 7

1876 Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent in for the telephone.

March 8

1994 Don Ku granted a patent for a wheeled suitcase with a collapsible towing handle.

March 9

1954 Gladys Geissman was granted a patent for a baby's garment.

March 10

1862 The first United States paper money was issued.
The denominations were $5, $10, and $20. The paper bills became legal tender by an act of government on March 17, 1862.
1891 Almon Strowger was issued a patent for the automatic telephone exchange.

March 11

Samuel Mullikin became the first inventor to hold multiple patents.

March 12

1935 England established the first 30 MPH speed limit for town and village roads.

1996 Michael Vost patented a mailbox signalling device.

March 13

1877 Chester Greenwood received a patent for earmuffs.
1944 Abbott and Costello's "Baseball Routine", also known as "Who's On First" was copyrighted.

March 14

1794 Eli Whitney was granted patent for the cotton gin.
1879 Albert Einstein was born.

March 15

1950 New York City hired Dr Wallace E Howell as the city's official "rainmaker".
1994 William Hartman was issued a patent for a method and apparatus for painting highway markings - the stripes etc.

March 16

1963 "To Kill A Mockingbird" the movie, based on Harper Lee's novel was copyrighted.

March 17

1845 The first rubber band was patented by Stephen Perry of London.
1885 The Blast Furnace Charger was patented by Fayette Brown.
St Patrick's Day

March 18

1910 Rose O'Neill's Kewpie doll was copyrighted

March 19

1850 Phineas Quimby was issued a patent for a steering machine.
1994 The largest omelet (1,383² ft) in the world was made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan.

March 20

1883 Jan Matzeliger was issued patent #274,207 for a "lasting device for shoes". Matzeliger's invention made the mass production of inexpensive shoes possible.

March 21

1861 Constitution of the Confederate States of America establishes a Patent Office.
1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their first bed-in for peace at the Amsterdam Hilton. Did you ever wonder who invented beds?

March 22

1841 Orlando Jones patented cornstarch.
1960 Schawlow and Townes were issued a patent for the laser.

March 23

1836 The coin press was invented by Franklin Beale.
1956 "West Side Story"a musical play by Leonard Bernstein, was copyrighted.

March 24

1959 Charles Townes was granted a patent for the maser, the precursor to the laser. The maser was a big hit, being used to amplify radio signals and as an ultrasensitive detector for space research.

March 25

1902 Irving W Colburn patented the sheet glass drawing machine, making the mass production of glass for windows possible.
1975 Cayetano Aguas was issued patent #3,873,284 for a "smoke stack washer".

March 26

1895 Charles Jenkins patented a motion picture machine.
1895 Louis Lumiere patented a motion picture machine. What Lumiere invented was a portable motion-picture camera, film processing unit and projector called the Cinematographe, three functions covered in one invention.

March 27

1790 The first shoelaces were invented.
1990 Harold Osrow and Zvi Bleier received a patent for a portable ice cream machine.

March 28

1899 William Fleming received a patent for a player piano using electricity.

March 29

1933 "42nd Street" the movie, was copyrighted.
2000 The Patent and Trademark Office became the "United States Patent and Trademark Office" and began operations as a Performance-Based Organization

March 30

1956 Woody Guthrie's song, "This Land Is Your Land" was copyrighted.

March 31

1981 Ananda Chakrabarty patented a new single cell life form

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March Birthdays

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

March 1

  • 1864 - Rebecca Lee was the first black woman to get a medical degree

March 2

  • 1876 - Gosta Forsell was a noted Swedish radiologist
  • 1902 - Nuclear physicist & atomic scientist, Edward Uhler Condon worked on the Manhattan Project

    March 3

    • 1831 - George Pullman invented the railway sleeping car
    • 1838 - American astronomer, George W. Hill plotted the Moon's orbit
    • 1841 - Canada oceanographer, John Murray discovered the depths of the ocean
    • 1845 - German mathematician, Georg Cantor discovered transfinite numbers
    • 1847 - Alexander Graham Bell invented the first working telephone
    • 1877 - African-American inventor, Garrett Morgan invented an improved traffic light and improved gas mask.
    • 1895 - Economist, Ragnar Frisch, Norway won the first Nobel prize in economy in 1969
    • 1909 - Jay Morris Arena was a noted inventor and pediatrician
    • 1918 - American biochemist, Arthur Kornberg won the Nobel Prize in 1959

    March 4

    • 1754 - Physician, Benjamin Waterhouse invented a smallpox vaccine
    • 1835 - Italian astronomer, Giovanni Schiaparelli discovered the canals of Mars
    • 1909 - American builder, Harry B. Helmsley designed the Empire State Building
    • 1934 - Ethologist, Jane van Lawick-Goodall was a chimp expert who won the 1974 Walker Prize
    • 1939 - James Aubrey Turner was a noted scientist

    March 5

    • 1574 - England, mathematician, William Oughtred invented the slide rule
    • 1637 - Dutch painter, John van der Heyden invented the fire extinguisher
    • 1794 - French physicist, Jacques Babinet was also a noted mathematician and astronomer
    • 1824 - American physician, Elisha Harris founded the American Public Health Assoc
    • 1825 - German photographer, Joseph Albert invented the albertotype
    • 1893 - Emmett J Culligan founded a water treatment organization
    • 1932 - Scientist, Walter Charles Marshall

    March 6

    • 1812 - Aaron Lufkin Dennison was considered the father of American watchmaking
    • 1939 - Computer inventor, Adam Osborne the Osborne Computer Corporation

    March 7

    • 1765 - French inventor, Joseph Niepce made the first photographic image with a camera obscura
    • 1837 - Henry Draper was an astro-spectro-photographer who photographed the Moon and Jupiter
    • 1938 - American scientist, David Baltimore

    March 8

    • 1787 - Karl Ferdinand von Grafe father of modern plastic surgery
    • 1862 - Joseph Lee developed playgrounds
    • 1879 - German physicist and chemist, Otto Hahn won the Nobel Prize in 1944 for his discovery of radiothorium & actinium
    • 1886 - Chemist, Edward Kendall isolated cortisone and won the Nobel Prize in 1950

    March 9

    • 1791 - American surgeon, George Hayward was the first to use ether
    • 1900 - American scientist, Howard Aiken invented the Mark I computer
    • 1923 - French fashion designer, Andre Courreges invented the miniskirt
    • 1943 - American scientist, Jef Raskin

    March 10

    • 1940 - Psychologist, Wayne Dyer wrote the Universe Within You

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    March 11

    • 1811 - Urbain Jean Joseph le Verrier co-discovered Neptune
    • 1832 - German phyicist, Franz Melde invented the Melde test
    • 1879 - Danish chemist, Niels Bjerrum invented ph tests
    • 1890 - American scientist, Vannevar Bush first proposed the basics of hypertext in 1945 that laid the foundation for the internet.

    March 12

    • 1824 - Prussian physicist, Gustav R. Kirchoff invented spectral analysis
    • 1831 - Clement Studebaker invented the Studebaker car
    • 1838 - William Perkin invented the first artificial dye
    • 1862 - Jane Delano founded the Red Cross

    March 13

    • 1733 - English clergyman and scientist, Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen and invented a method of making carbonated water
    • 1911 - L. Ron Hubbard was a noted sci-fi writer and the first scientologist who invented dianetics

    March 14

    • 1692 - Physicist, Pieter van Musschenbroek invented the "Leyden Jar" the first electrical capacitor
    • 1800 - American builder, James Bogardus invented ways of making cast-iron buildings
    • 1833 - Lucy Hobbs Taylor was the first woman to become a dentist in the USA in 1866
    • 1837 - American librarian, Charles Ammi Cutter invented expansive classification

    March 15

    • 1801 - Noted Dutch cocoa manufacturer Coenraad J van Houten
    • 1858 - American botanist, Liberty Hyde Bailey is considered the father of plantbreeding
    • 1938 - English composer, Dick Higgins was the person who invented the term intermedia and founded Something Else Press

    March 16

    • 1806 - Norbert Rillieux invented sugar refiner
    • 1836 - Andrew Smith Hallidie patented the first cable car
    • 1910 - British television pioneer, Andrew Miller-Jones
    • 1918 - American physicist, Frederick Reines
    • 1951 - Scientist, Richard Stallman

    March 17

    • 1787 - George Simon Ohm, physicist discovered Ohm's Law
    • 1834 - German car manufacturer, Gottlieb Daimler invented the first motorcycle
    • 1925 - British zoologist, G M Hughes
    • 1925 - Physiologist, Jerome Lejeune

    March 18

    • 1690 - German mathematician, Christian Goldbach wrote the Goldbach position
    • 1858 - German engineer, Rudolf Diesel invented the diesel motor
    • 1886 - German psychologist, Kurt Koffka invented Gestalt therapy

    March 19

    • 1892 - Neurobiologist, Siegfried T Bok wrote Cybernetica
    • 1900 - French physicist, Frederic Joliot-Curie wom the Nobel prize in 1935

    March 20

    • 1856 - American scientist, Frederick W. Taylor
    • 1856 - Frederick Winslow Taylor is considered the father of scientific management
    • 1904 - American psychologist, B. F. Skinner
    • 1920 - biomathematical statistician, Douglas G. Chapman

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

    March 21

    • 1869 - Architect Albert Kahn invented modern factory design
    • 1884 - American mathematician, George D. Birkhoff discovered aesthetic measure
    • 1932 - American scientist, Walter Gilbert

      March 22

      • 1868 - American physicist, Robert A. Millikan discovered the photoelectric effect and won the Nobel Prize in 1923
      • 1907 - American scientist, James M. Gavin
      • 1924 - Al Neuharth founded the newspaper USA Today
      • 1926 - Julius Marmur was a noted biochemist and geneticist
      • 1931 - American scientist, Burton Richter
      • 1946 - American scientist, Rudy Rucker

      March 23

      • 1881 - German chemist, Hermann Staudinger was a noted plastics researcher who won the Nobel Prize in 1953
      • 1907 - Swiss pharmacologist, Daniel Bovet won the Nobel Prize in 1957
      • 1912 - German rocker scientist, Wernher von Braun

      March 24

      • 1809 - French math whiz, Joseph Liouville discovered transcendental numbers
      • 1814 - American naturalist, Galen Clark discovered Mariposa Grove
      • 1835 - Austrian physicist, Josef Stefan wrote Stefan-Boltzmann law
      • 1871 - British nuclear physicist, Ernest Rutherford is considered the Father of Nuclear Physics and won the Nobel Prize in 1908
      • 1874 - Hungarian magician & escape artist, Harry Houdini invented a diver's suit
      • 1884 - Dutch physical chemist, Peter Debye won the Nobel Prize in 1936
      • 1903 - German bio-chemist, Adolph F J Butenandt won the Nobel Prize in 1939
      • 1911 - Joseph Barbera was an noted animator and one half of Hanna-Barbera
      • 1936 - Canadian scientist, David Suzuki is also a noted television host and narrator
      • 1947 - English computer manufacturer, Alan Sugar founded Amstrad Computers

      March 25

      • 1786 - Italian astronomer, physicist, & botanist, Giovanni B Amia
      • 1867 - Gutzon Borglum was the Mount Rushmore sculptor
      • 1914 - Italian humanitarian and agronomist, Norman Borlaug won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for inventing methods to increase food supply, and was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

      March 26

      • 1773 - Mathematician & astronomer, Nathaniel Bowditch invented the marine sextant
      • 1821 - German economist, Ernst Engel
      • 1821 - German statistician, Earnest Angel wrote the Law of Angel
      • 1885 - British aviation pioneer, Robert Blackburn
      • 1893 - American scientist, James Bryant Conant
      • 1908 - Robert William Paine was a noted architect
      • 1908 - Kenneth Mellanby was a noted entomologist
      • 1911 - Bernard Katz was a noted biophysicist
      • 1913 - Paul Erdos was a noted mathematician
      • 1916 - American chemist, Christian B. Anfinsen researched cell physiology and won the Nobel Prize in 1972
      • 1930 - Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman to become a Supreme Court Justice (U.S.) in 1981
      • 1941 - English scientist, Richard Dawkins

      March 27

      • 1780 - German inventor & mathematician, August L Crelle built the first Prussian Railway
      • 1844 - American arctic explorer, Alophus Washington Greely
      • 1845 - Physicist, Wilhelm Conrad von Rontgen discovered x-rays and won the Nobel Prize in 1901
      • 1847 - German chemist, Otto Wallach won the Nobel Prize in 1910
      • 1863 - Henry Royce invented the Rolls-Royce
      • 1905 - Hungarian mathematician, Laszlo Kalmar discovered mathematical logic, and was the founder of theoretical computer science in Hungary
      • 1922 - Margaret Stacey, was a noted sociologist

      March 28

      • 1942 - American philosopher, Daniel Dennett researched cognitive science and evolutionary biology

      March 29

      • 1883 - American chemist, Van Slyke invented micromanometric analysis

      March 30

      • 1842 - Dr. Crawford Long was the first physician to use ether as anesthetic
      • 1865 - German physicist, Heinrich Rubens
      • 1876 - Clifford Whittingham Beers was a mental hygiene pioneer
      • 1892 - Polish mathematician, Stefan Banach
      • 1894 - Russian airplane builder, Sergei Ilyushin
      • 1912 - Andrew Rodger Waterson was a noted naturalist

      March 31

      • 1811 - German chemist, Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen invented the bunsen burner
      • 1854 - Dugald Clerk invented a 2-stroke motorcycle engine
      • 1878 - Jack Johnson was the first black heavyweight boxing champ (1908 - 1915) who invented a wrench
      • 1950 - Pathologist, Alison McCartney is a noted breast cancer campaigner