October Calendar

October Calendar of Famous Inventions and October Birthdays

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

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October Calendar

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

October 1

1959 The first episode of Rod Sterling's "Twlight Zone" was copyright registered.

October 2

1963 Martin Luther King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech was copyright registered.

October 3

1950 The transistor was patented by Shockley, Bardeen and Brattain.

October 4

1949 The patent for an antibiotic for typhoid was granted to Crooks, Rebstock, Controalis and Bartz.

October 5

1961 "Breakfast at Tiffanys", the movie based on Truman Capote's book, was copyright registered.

October 6

1941 Electric photography, now referred to as xerography or photocopying, was patented by Chester Carlson.

October 7

1975 Patent #3,909,854 was granted to Ysidro M.
Martinez for a knee implant prosthesis.

October 8

1901 Domino Sugar was trademark registered.

October 9

1855 Isaac Singer patented his sewing machine. The first functional sewing machine, was invented by Barthelemy Thimonnier in 1830. He was almost killed by enraged French tailors because they felt threatened by his invention.

October 10

1911 Henry Ford received a patent for an automobile transmission mechanism.

October 11

1841 A patent for a collapsible tube for use with such items as toothpaste was granted to John Rand.

October 12

1972 Stevie Wonder copyright registered the words and music for "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (Wonder registered his first work at age 14 in 1964.)

October 13

1893 The melody for "Happy Birthday To You" was copyright registered. "Happy Birthday" was originally published as "Good Morning To All" in a book called "Song Stories for the Kindergarten" written by Mildred and Patty Hill.

October 14

1835 Henry Blair received a patent in for an improved corn planter.

October 15

1991 Pizza Hut was trademark registered.

October 16

1900 Frank Sprague was granted a patent for a multi-control for electric trains.

October 17

1961 "HOT ROCKS" Candy was trademark registered.

October 18

1931 The famous inventor, Thomas Alva Edison died in West Orange, NJ, at age 84.

October 19

1953 Ray Bradbury's novel, "Fahrenheit 451" was copyright registered.
"Fahrenheit 451" was based on Bradbury's earlier short story called "The Fireman."

October 20

1904 The song "Yankee Doodle Boy" was copyright registered.

October 21

1958 Tater Tots were trademark registered.

October 22

1940 Julian, Mayer and Krause received a patent for cortisone, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, adrenal insufficiency, allergies, diseases of connective tissue and gout.

October 23

1877 A patent for a gas-motor engine was issued to Nicolaus Otto, and Francis and William Crossley.

October 24

1836 Alonzo Phillips patented a friction match.

1861 The first transcontinental telegraph system was completed, making it possible to transmit messages rapidly (by mid-19th-century standards) from coast to coast.

October 25

1960 The musical play "Camelot" by Loewe and Lerner was copyright registered

October 26

1928 The novel "Peter Pan" by James Barrie was copyright registered.

October 27

1992 Nintendo of America copyright registered the configuration of its hand-held game machine.

October 28

1879 William Lincoln was issued a patent for a lamp.

October 29

1955 Warner Brothers copyright registered the movie "A Rebel without a Cause" starring James Dean.

October 30

1888 A patent for a ballpoint pen was received by John Loud.

October 31

1961 Patent #3,003,667 was granted to Edward Aguado of St. Louis, MO, for an "airway for artificial respiration."
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October Birthdays

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

October 1

  • 1870 - Pieter van Essen was a Dutch artillery officer and the inventor of grape-shot shells
  • 1904 - Otto Frisch was a noted Austrian physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project part of the team that built the atomic bomb.
  • 1916 - Hungarian Tibor Reich was a textile designer who designed a textile for Princess Elizabeth's wedding, and was also awarded a Design Centre Award for his photographically based Flamingo printed textile in 1957, the Award's inaugural year.
  • 1931 - Reginald Hall was a noted endocrinologist who established internationally acclaimed endocrine units in Newcastle and Cardiff, with special expertise in diseases of the thyroid and pituitary glands.

October 2

  • 1832 - Edward Burnett Tylor was an English anthropologist credited with sparking interest in anthropological science in England as a result of his research on primitive people’s mentality, in particular animism.
  • 1832 - German botanist, Julius von Sachs researched nutrition, tropism, and transpiration of water, in plant physiology.
  • 1852 - William Ramsay was a British chemist who discovered neon gas.
  • 1891 - Henry Van Arsdale Porter invented created the fan-shaped backboard used in basketball.
  • 1907 - British biochemist, Alexander Robertus researched the structure and synthesis of nucleotides, nucleosides, and nucleotide coenzymes, and won the 1957 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
  • 1907 - Lord Todd was a Scottish biochemist whose investigations of the building blocks of heredity earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1957.
  • 1914 - Jack Parsons was an American rocket scientist

October 3

  • 1803 - John Gorrie invented a cold-air process of refrigeration
  • 1844 - Patrick Manson is considered the "Father" of tropical medicine
  • 1854 - William Crawford Gorgas served as the American Surgeon-General and helped cure yellow fever
  • 1904 - Charles Pedersen was a noted British biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in 1987.

October 4

  • 1832 - William Griggs invented photo-chromo lithography

October 5

  • 1713 - Denis Diderot was a French encyclopedist who wrote the Dictionnaire Encyclopedique
  • 1864 - Louis Lumiere made the first motion picture in 1895, and invented camera equipment for making, and a projector for viewing movies
  • 1882 - Giorgio Abetti was a noted Italian astronomer who researched and wrote about solar physics

October 6

  • 1824 - Henry Chadwick was a baseball pioneer, who developed the first rule book for baseball
  • 1846 - George Westinghouse was the inventor and businessman responsible for a commercial alternating current system
  • 1866 - Reginald Fessenden was an inventor who broadcast the first program of voice and music
  • 1918 - Abraham Robinson was a noted German mathematician most widely known for development of non-standard analysis
  • 1940 - John Warnock is a noted American computer scientist best known as the co-founder with Charles Geschke of Adobe Systems Inc.

    October 7

    • 1903 - Louis S B Leakey was a famous archaeologist and anthropologist who convinced other scientists that Africa was the most significant area to search for evidence of human origins.
    • 1927 - R. D. Laing was a famous Scottish psychologist who wrote extensively on mental illness and the experience of psychosis.

    October 8

    • 1869 - Frank Duryea, was an inventor who made the first auto built and operated in the U.S.
    • 1917 - English biochemist, Rodney Robert Porter shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology for determining the exact chemical structure of an antibody.

    October 9

    • 1873 - German physicist and astronmer Karl Schwarzschild, is best known for providing the first exact solution to the Einstein field equations of general relativity (Schwarzschild solution)

    October 10

    • 1757 - Erik Acharius was a Swedish botanist called "The father of lichenology"

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      October Birthdays

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

      October 11

      • 1758 - Wilhelm Olbers discovered the asteroids Pallas and Vesta
      • 1821 - Englishmen, George Williams founded the YMCA
      • 1844 - Henry John Heinz founded the prepared-foods company, Heinz 57 varieties
      • 1884 - German chemist Friedrich C R Bergius derived benzine from brown coal, and won the Nobel prize

      October 12

      • 1860 - Elmer Sperry was the inventor of the gyrocompass
      • 1875 - British occultist, Aleister Crowley
      • 1923 - American nutritionist, Jean Nidetch invented Weight Watchers

      October 13

      • 1769 - Horace H Hayden was considered the architect of the American system of dental education and the organizer of professional dentistry, who also cofounded the first dental college.
      • 1821 - German, Rudolf Virchow is referred to as the "Father of Pathology" and the founder of the field of Social Medicine.
      • 1863 - French mining engineer, Auguste Rateau invented the Rateau steam turbine

      October 14

      • 1857 - Auto pioneer, Elwood Haynes built one of the earliest American autos
      • 1900 - W. Edwards Deming was a noted American Scientist
      • 1925 - Louis Cohen, physicist
      • 1939 - fashion designer, Ralph Lauren reinvented chaps
      • 1954 - Mordechai Vanunu was a noted Israeli scientist

        October 15

        • 1924 - Lee A Iacocca, CEO, Chrysler Corp
        • 1937 - Anthony Hopkins, clinical neurologist

        October 16

        • 1708 - Swiss scientist, Albrecht von Haller, experimental physiology, Academy of Science
        • 1925 - Lorraine Sweeny, communications specialist
        • 1930 - John Polkinghorne, British Physicist
        • 1979 - Matt Nagle, born in Massachusetts, quadriplegic, first to use brain-computer interface to control movement

          Ocotober 17

          • 1563 - Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician and cartographer
          • 1806 - Alphonse LPP de Candolle, Swiss botanist
          • 1947 - Charles A Ingene, macromarketing researcher

          Ocotber 18

          • 1854 - Solomon A Andree, Swedish engineer/balloonist/Artic explorer
          • 1859 - Henri Bergson, France, philosopher, Creative Evolution-Nobel 1927
          • 1947 - Luc Journet, Belgian physician, Order of Zonnetempel
          • 1948 - Isabel E Allen, biostatician

          October 19

          • 1859 - Georg Knorr, German engineer, brake system trains
          • 1895 - Lewis Mumford, American Sociologist
          • 1910 - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, India, astrophysicist, Nobel 1983

          October 20

          • 1812 - Austin Flint, 19th century heart research pioneer
          • 1859 - John Dewey, philosopher, educational theorist/writer, Learn by doing
          • 1891 - James Chadwick, English physicist, discovered neutron
          • 1924 - Kenneth WIlliam Gatland, aerospace scientist

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          October Birthdays

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

          October 21

          • 1833 - Swedish scientist, Alfred Nobel invented the detonator for dynamite and nitroglycerin
          • 1839 - Georg von Siemens founded the Deutsche Bank

            October 22

            • 1896 - Biochemist, Charles Glenn King discovered vitamin C
            • 1903 - American biologist, George Beadle won the Nobel Prize in 1958
            • 1905 - Czechoslovakian, Karl Jansky was the first person to discover cosmic radio emissions in 1932.

            October 23

            • 1942 - English cosmetic manufacturer, Anita Roddick founded the Body Shop

            October 24

            • 1632 - Antony van Leeuwenhoek, considered the father of microscopy because of the advances he made in microscope design and use.
            • 1953 - American scientist, Steven Hatfill
            • 1908 - Zoologist, John Alwyne Kitching

            October 25

            • 1790 - Scottish inventor, Robert Stirling
            • 1811 - French mathematician, Evariste Galois wrote the Theory of G
            • 1877 - Astronomer, Henry Norris Russell discovered the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
            • 1929 - Astrophysicist, Roger John Tayler
            • 1945 - Physicist, David Norman Schramm

            October 26

            • 1855 - Charles Post invented the breakfast cereal Post Cereals
            • 1917 - Cartoon character, Felix the Cat was invented
            • 1921 - Land economist, George Houston

            October 27

            • 1811 - Issac Singer invented a home sewing machine
            • 1872 - Emily Post was an authority on etiquette
            • 1917 - Oliver Tambo co-founder of the African National Congress

            October 28

            • 1793 - American gunmaker, Eliphalet Remington invented a rifle
            • 1855 - Russian botanist, Ivan V Mitshurin identified many new types of fruit
            • 1893 - English chemist, Christopher K Ingold
            • 1914 - Amaerican medical researcher, Jonas Salk invented the polio vaccine
            • 1914 - British bio-chemist, Richard Lawrence Millington Synge who won the Nobel Prize in 1952
            • 1967 - American inventor John Romero

            October 29

            • 1656 - English scientist, Edmond Halley

            October 30

            • 1880 - Russian physicist, Abram F Joffe
            • 1928 - American scientist, Daniel Nathans
            • October 31

              • 1755 - Flemish agronomist, Jean Louis van Aelbroeck
              • 1815 - Germany mathematician, Karl Weierstrass wrote the theory of functions
              • 1835 - German chemist, J. F. W. Adolf Ritter von Baeyer won the Nobel Prize in 1905
              • 1847 - Italian physicist, Galileo Ferraris invented 2-fasenmotor
              • 1898 - French statistician, Alfred Sauvy wrote Affluence and Population
              • 1935 - American mathematician, Ronald Graham
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