November Calendar of Famous Inventions and Birthdays

Celebrate November's Famous Inventions and Birthdays

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November is the month of Thanksgiving and some of the best inventions that made their official public debut with the registration of their patents, trademarks, or copyrights. Literary works, new methods of manufacturing, and new products all made their appearance for the first time in November.

Throughout history, the 11th month of the year has also been when many great inventors and scientists were born, and you can find out which famous figures and inventions share your November birthday below.

Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

From the birth of Apple Jacks cereal to several special Thanksgiving Day inventions, there are many great creations that got their official start with the registration of their patents, trademarks, and copyrights in the month of November.

November 1

  • 1966 - "Apple Jacks" cereal was trademark registered.

November 2

  • 1955 - Jim Henson's "Kermit the Frog," the first Muppet, was copyright registered.

November 3

  • 1903 - Listerine was trademark registered.

November 4

November 5

  • 1901 - Henry Ford received a patent for a motor carriage.

November 6

  • 1928 - Colonel Jacob Schick patented the first electric razor.

November 7

  • 1955 - The movie "Guys and Dolls," based on stories by Damon Runyon, was copyright registered.

November 8

  • 1956 - Cecile B Demille's "The Ten Commandments" was copyright registered.

November 9

  • 1842 - George Bruce received the first design patent for printing typefaces.

    November 10

    November 11

    • 1901 - NABISCO, the snack food manufacturer, was trademark registered.

    November 12

    • 1940 - Batman, the original comic strip, was trademark registered.

    November 13

    November 14

    • 1973 - Patsy Sherman and Samuel Smith obtained a patent for a method for treating carpets known as Scotchguard.

    November 15

    • 1904 - Patent Number 775,134 was granted to King C. Gillette for a safety razor.

    November 16

    • 1977 - Stephen Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" was copyright registered.

    November 17

    • 1891 - Emile Berliner was issued a patent for a combined telegraph and telephone.

    November 18

    November 19

    • 1901 - Granville Woods was issued a patent for a third rail to operate electrified railways.

    November 20

    • 1923 - Patent Number 1,475,024 was granted to Garrett Morgan for a traffic signal.

    November 21

    November 22

    • 1904 - Design patent for the Congressional Medal of Honor was granted to George Gillespie.

    November 23

    • 1898 - Andrew Beard was granted a patent for a railway car coupler.

    November 24

    • 1874 - Patent Number 157,124 was granted to Joseph Glidden for barbed wire fencing.

    November 25

    • 1975 - Robert S. Ledley was granted patent Number 3,922,522 for "diagnostic X-ray systems" known as the CAT-Scan.

    November 26

    November 27

    November 28

    • 1905 - ARM & HAMMER baking soda was trademark registered.

    November 29

    • 1881 - Francis Blake was granted a patent for the speaking phone.

    November 30

    • 1858 - John Mason patented the screw neck bottle called the Mason Jar.

    November Birthdays

    From Marie Curie, who discovered radium, to the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, who invented the sandwich, November has given birth to a number of influential scientists and inventors throughout history. Listed by date and year they were born, the following famous figures changed the world with the accomplishments they made in their lifetimes.

    November 1

    • 1950 - Robert B. Laughlin was an American physicist who won the 1998 Nobel Prize in physics for producing body wave function in the fractional quantum Hall effect.
    • 1880 - Alfred L Wegener was a German meteorologist that revealed the continental shift.
    • 1878 - Carlos Saavedra Lamas was an Argentinian who was the first to be awarded the Latin American Nobel Peace Prize in 1936.

    November 2

    • 1929 - Amar Bose was an electrical engineer with a Ph.D. from MIT and the founder and chairman of Bose Corporation, which patented advanced speakers that mimic being inside a concert hall.
    • 1942 - Shere Hite is an author and sex therapist, who wrote the "Hite Report."

    November 3

    • 1718 - John Montague was the Fourth Earl of Sandwich and the inventor of the sandwich.

    November 4

    • 1912 - Pauline Trigere was the fashion designer that created bell-bottom pants.
    • 1923 - Alfred Heineken was a beer brewer that founded Heineken beer.

    November 5

    • 1534 - Carlos Saavedra Lamas was a German botanist and physician who wrote the first horticulture catalog.
    • 1855 - Leon P Teisserenc de Bort was a French meteorologist who discovered the existence of Earth's stratosphere.
    • 1893 - Raymond Loewy was an American industrial designer that designed everything from Coca-Cola vending machines to Pennsylvania Railroad's S1 steam locomotive.
    • 1930 - Frank Adams was a British mathematician, who greatly advanced concepts of homotopy theory.
    • 1946 - Patricia K Kuhl is a speech and hearing scientist and a major contributor to the neuroscience, language acquisition, and speech recognition communities.

    November 6

    • 1771 - Alois Senefelder invented lithography.
    • 1814 - Adolphe Sax was the Belgium musician who invented the saxophone.

    November 7

    • 1855 - Edwin H. Hall was an American physicist who discovered the Hall effect.
    • 1867 - Marie Curie was the French scientist who discovered radium and won the Nobel Prize in 1903 and 1911.
    • 1878 - Lise Meitner was the Austrian-Swedish physicist who discovered protactinium.
    • 1888 - Chandrasekhara Raman was the Indian physicist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics for his advancements in the study of light scattering in 1930.
    • 1910 - Edmund Leach was a British social anthropologist who greatly influenced the field of British structural-functionalism.
    • 1950 - Alexa Canady was the first black woman to become a neurosurgeon.

    November 8

    • 1656 - English astronomer Edmund Halley discovered the Halley comet.
    • 1922 - Christiaan Barnard was a South African surgeon who performed the first heart transplant.
    • 1923 - Jack Kilby was an American scientist who invented the integrated circuit (the microchip).
    • 1930 - Edmund Happold was the structural engineer who founded engineering constituency.

    November 9

    • 1850 - Lewis Lewin was a German toxicologist who is considered the father of psychopharmacologist.
    • 1897 - Ronald G. W. Norrish was a British chemist who won the Nobel Prize in 1967 for the development of flash photolysis.
    • 1906 - Arthur Rudolph was a German rocket engineer who helped develop the American space program.

    November 10

    • 1819 - Cyrus West Field financed the first transatlantic cable.
    • 1895 - John Knudsen Northrop was an aircraft designer who founded Northrop Air.
    • 1918 - Ernst Fischer is the German chemist who won the Nobel Prize in 1973 for pioneering the field of organometallic chemistry.

    November 11

    • 1493 - Paracelsus was the Swiss scientist who is known as the father of toxicology.

    November 12

    • 1841 - John W. Rayleigh was the English physicist won the Nobel prize in 1904 for discovering argon.

    November 13

    • 1893 - Edward A. Doisy Sr. was an American biochemist who invented a way to manufacture Vitamin K1 and won the Nobel prize in 1943.
    • 1902 - Gustav von Koenigswald was a paleontologist who found Pithecanthropus erectus.

    November 14

    • 1765 - Robert Fulton built the first steamboat.
    • 1776 - Henri Dutrochet discovered and named the process of osmosis.
    • 1797 - Charles Lyell was a Scottish geologist who wrote "The Principles of Geology."
    • 1863 - Leo Baekeland was a Belgian-American chemist who invented the bakelite.

    November 15

    • 1793 - Michel Chasles was a French mathematician who specialized in geometry.

    November 16

    • 1857 - Henry Potonie was a German geologist who studied coal formation.

    November 17

    • 1906 - Soichiro Honda was the founder and first CEO of the Honda Motor Company.
    • 1902 - Eugene Paul Wigner was a Mathematician and physicist and the co-inventor of the A-Bomb who won the Nobel Prize in 1963.

    November 18

    • 1839 - August A. Kundt was a German physicist who researched sound vibration and invented the test of Kundt.
    • 1897 - British physicist, Patrick M. S. Blackett invented a nuclear reaction won the Nobel Prize in 1948.
    • 1906 - American physiologist/biologist, George Wald won the Nobel prize in 1967.

    November 19

    • 1912 - George E Palade is cell biologist who discovered ribosomes and won the Nobel Prize in 1974.
    • 1936 - Yuan T. Lee is a Taiwanese chemist who was the first from the country to win a Nobel Prize for his work on the dynamics of chemical elementary processes.

    November 20

    • 1602 - Otto von Guericke invented the air pump.
    • 1886 - Karl von Frisch was a zoologist and bee expert who won the Nobel Prize in 1973.
    • 1914 - Emilio Pucci is an Italian fashion designer known for his prints.
    • 1916 - Robert A. Bruce was a pioneer in exercise cardiology.

    November 21

    • 1785 - William Beaumont was a surgeon who was first to research digestion.
    • 1867 - Vladimir N. Ipatiev was a Russian petroleum chemist who made huge advancements in the field.

    November 22

    • 1511 - Erasmus Reinhold was the German mathematician who calculated planetary table.
    • 1891 - Erik Lindahl was a Swedish economist who wrote "The Theory of Money and Capital."
    • 1919 - Wilfred Norman Aldridge was a biochemist and toxicologist.

    November 23

    • 1924 - Colin Turnbull was an anthropologist and one of the first ethnomusicologist who wrote "The Forest People" and "The Mountain People."
    • 1934 - Rita Rossi Colwell is an environmental microbiologist who's known around the world for her research.

    November 24

    • 1953 - Tod Machover is an American composer who invented the use of new technology in music.

    November 25

    • 1893 - Joseph Wood Krutch was an American environmentalist and writer whose nature books on the American Southwest and critiques of reductionistic science made him famous.
    • 1814 - Julius Robert Mayer was a German scientist who was one of the founders of thermodynamics.
    • 1835 - Andrew Carnegie was an industrialist and a noted philanthropist.

    November 26

    • 1607 - John Harvard was a clergyman and scholar who founded Harvard University.
    • 1876 - Willis Haviland Carrier invented air-conditioning equipment.
    • 1894 - Norbert Wiener was the American mathematicians who invented cybernetics.
    • 1913 - Joshua William Steward invented polymath.

    November 27

    • 1701 - Anders Celsius was a Swedish scientist who invented the centigrade temperature scale.
    • 1894 - Forrest Shaklee founded Shaklee Products.
    • 1913 - Frances Swem Anderson was a technologist who researched nuclear medicine.
    • 1955 - Scientist & actor, Bill Nye is a scientist and actor who hosts a show on Netflix about science based on his original "Bill Nye the Science Guy" show from the 80s and 90s.

    November 28

    • 1810 - William Froude was an English engineer and a naval architect.
    • 1837 - John Wesley Hyatt invented celluloid.
    • 1854 - Gottlieb J. Haberlandt was a German botanist who discovered plant tissue cultures.

    November 29

    • 1803 - Christian Doppler was an Austrian physicist who invented Doppler effect radar.
    • 1849 - John Ambrose Fleming invented the first practical electron tube called the "Fleming Valve" and the vacuum tube diode.
    • 1911 - Klaus Fuchs was a British atomic physicist who was arrested for being a spy.
    • 1915 - Earl W. Sutherland was the American pharmacologist who won the Nobel Prize in 1971 for discoveries concerning the mechanisms of the actions of hormones.

    November 30

    • 1827 - Ernest H. Baillon was a French botanist who wrote "The History of Plants."
    • 1889 - Edgar D. Adrian was an English physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in 1932 for his work on neurons.
    • 1915 - Henry Taube was a chemist who won the Nobel prize in 1983 for his work in the mechanisms of electron-transfer reactions, especially in metal complexes.
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