September Calendar

September Calendar of Famous Inventions and September Birthdays

George Eastman Invents the Kodak Camera
On the September Calendar - George Eastman Invents the Kodak Camera. USPTO

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

September 1

1486 The first known copyright was granted in Venice.

September 2

1992 The Southern California Gas Company purchased the first motor vehicles powered by natural gas.

September 3

1940 A patent for the production of diuretics was obtained by Bockmuhl, Middendorf and Fritzsche.

September 4

1888 George Eastman patented the roll film camera for Kodak.

September 5

1787 The constitutional clause concerning patents and copyrights was adopted by the constitutional convention in 1787.

September 6

1988 The Combined Cap & Baseball Mitt patent #4,768,232 was granted.

September 7

1948 Patent # 2,448,908 was granted to Louis Parker for a television receiver. His "intercarrier sound system" is now used in all television receivers in the world. Without it TV receivers would not work as well and would be more costly.

September 8

1868 William Hinds patented a candlestick.
1994 Microsoft gave Windows 95 its new name, previously, the operating system had been referred to by its code name of "Chicago".

September 9

1886 Ten countries, not including the U.S. joined the Berne Convention for the protection of literary and artistic works.

September 10

1891 The song "Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Der-E" by Henry J.

Sayers was registered.
1977 Hamida Djandoubi, a Tunisian immigrant and a convicted murderer, became the last person executed with the guillotine.

September 11

1900 A motor vehicle patent was granted to Francis and Freelan Stanley.

September 12

1961 Patent #3,000,000 was granted for an automatic reading system for utilities to Kenneth Eldredge.

September 13

1870 Patent #107,304 was granted to Daniel C. Stillson for a the improved monkey wrench.

September 14

1993 The Simpsons television show was registered by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

September 15

1968 An Wang obtained a patent for a calculating apparatus, a basic component of computer technology.

September 16

1857 The words & music to the famous Christmas song "Jingle Bells" was registered by Oliver Ditson and Company under the title One Horse Open Sleigh.

September 17

1918 Elmer Sperry received a patent for the gyrocompass, essential to modern ship navigation.

September 18

1915 Louisa May Alcott's book, "Little Women" (first published October 3, 1868) was registered.
1984 Software Arts and VisiCorp settled their lawsuit over VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet program. VisiCalc, invented in 1979, was the first "hot-selling software product" for the personal computer.

September 19

1876 Melville Bissell patented a carpet-sweeper.

September 20

1938 Patent #2,130,948 was granted for "synthetic fiber" (nylon) to Wallace Carothers.

September 21

1993 A patent for Baseball Batting Apparatus, patent #5,246,226 was granted.

September 22

1992 The Poolside Basketball Game was granted a patent #5,149,086.


1791 Michael Faraday was born. Michael Faraday was best known for his discoveries of electromagnetic induction and of the laws of electrolysis - his biggest breakthrough in electricity was his invention of the electric motor.

September 23

1930 Johannes Ostermeier was issued a patent for the flash bulb used in photography.

September 24

1877 Fire destroyed many models in the Patent Office, but the important records were saved.
1852 A new invention, the dirigible or airship was first demonstrated.

September 25

1959 The song "Do-Re-Mi" from the "Sound of Music" by Rodger and Hammerstein was registered.
1956 The first transatlantic telephone cable went into operation.

September 26

1961 Patent for an aerial capsule (satellite) emergency separation device was obtained by Maxime Faget and Andre Meyer.

September 27

1977 Anacleto Montero Sanchez received a patent for a hypodermic syringe.

September 28

1979 Pilot episode of the TV series M*A*S*H was registered.
1925 Seymour Cray the inventor of the Cray I super computer was born.

September 29

1998 A hand controller for a video game was patented as Design Patent #398,938.

September 30

1997 A roller skate was invented by Hui-Chin from Taiwan, patent #5,671,931.
1452 The first book was published, Johann Guttenberg's Bible.

 

September 1

  • 1856 - Sergei Winogradsky noted Russian scientist

September 2

  • 1850 - Woldemar Voigt noted German physicist
  • 1853 - Wilhelm Ostwald, German physical chemist who won the Nobel prize in 1909
  • 1877 - Frederick Soddy, British chemist who won the Nobel prize
  • 1936 - Andrew Grove was an American computer chip manufacturer

September 3

  • 1875 - Ferdinand Porsche was a German car inventor who designed the Porsche and Volkswagen cars
  • 1905 - Carl David Anderson was an American physicist who won the 1936 Nobel Prize for physics
  • 1938 - Ryoji Noyori was Japanese chemist and a Nobel Prize winner

September 4

  • 1848 - Lewis H Latimer was an American inventor who drafted the patent drawings for Alexander Graham Bell's patent application for the telephone, worked for Thomas Edison, and invented an electric lamp.
  • 1904 - Julian Hill was a noted chemist
  • 1913 - Stanford Moore was an American biochemist who won the Nobel prize in 1977
  • 1934 - Clive Granger was a Welsh economist and Nobel prize winner

September 5

  • 1787 - François Sulpice Beudant was a French geologist

September 6

  • 1732 - Johan Wilcke was a noted Swedish physicist
  • 1766 - John Dalton was a British physicist who developed the atomic theory of matter
  • 1876 - John Macleod was Canadian physiologist who won the Nobel prize in 1923
  • 1892 - Edward V Appleton was a noted British physicist
  • 1939 - Susumu Tonegawa was a Japanese molecular biologist who won the Nobel Prize
  • 1943 - Richard Roberts was a British biochemist who won a Nobel Prize

September 7

  • 1737 - Luigi Galvani was a noted Italian physicist who made studies of the anatomy
  • 1829 - August Kekule von Stradonitz discovered the benzene ring
  • 1836 - August Toepler was a noted German physicist
  • 1914 - James Van Allen was an American physicist who discovered the Van Allen radiation belts
  • 1917 - John Cornforth was an Australian chemist who won the Nobel Prize

September 8

  • 1888 - Louis Zimmer was a famous Flemish clock maker
  • 1918 - Derek Barton was a British chemist who won a Nobel in 1969

September 9

  • 1941 - Dennis Ritchie was a noted American computer scientist

September 10

  • 1624 - Thomas Sydenham was a noted English physician
  • 1892 - Arthur Compton noted American physicist
  • 1898 - Waldo Semon was an American inventor who invented vinyl
  • 1941 - Gunpei Yokoi is a Japanese inventor and video game designer for Nintendo

 

September 11

  • 1798 - Franz Ernst Neumann noted German professor of mineralogy and physics who was an early researcher of optics.
  • 1816 - Carl Zeiss noted German scientist and optician known for the lens manufacturing company he founded, called Carl Zeiss.
  • 1877 - Feliks Dzjerzjinski was the Lithuanian founder of the KGB
  • 1894 - Carl Shipp Marvel was an American polymer chemist who worked with polybenzimidazoles, temperature-resistant polymers. Marvel won the first ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry in 1964, the Priestley Medal in 1956, and the Perkin Medal in 1965.

    September 12

    • 1818 - Richard Gatling was the American inventor of a hand-cranked machine gun.
    • 1897 - Irene Joliot-Curie was the daughter of Marie Curie, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1935 for the synthesis of new radioactive elements.

    September 13

    • 1755 - Oliver Evans invented a high-pressure steam engine
    • 1857 - Milton S Hershey was a famous chocolate manufacturer
    • 1886 - Sir Robert Robinson won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1947 for his researches in organic chemistry. He worked for the Shell Chemical Company.
    • 1887 - Leopold Ruzicka won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1939 for his studies of natural substances. He invented many of the scents for various perfumes.

    September 14

    • 1698 - Charles Francois de Cisternay DuFay was a French chemist who studied the force of repulsion and noted that most things could be electrified just by rubbing them, and that materials conduct better when wet.
    • 1849 - Ivan Pavlov was a Russian physiologist (Pavlovian Responses) who won the Nobel prize in 1904
    • 1887 - Karl Taylor Compton was an American physicist and atomic bomb scientist

    September 15

    • 1852 - Jan Matzeliger invented a shoe lacing machine
    • 1929 - Murray Gell-Mann was the first physicist to predict quarks

    September 16

    • 1893 - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi was a Hungarian physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1937 for discovering vitamin C and the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle.

      September 17

      • 1857 - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky was a pioneer in rocket and space research
      • 1882 - Anton H Blaauw was a Dutch botanist who wrote the Perception of Light

      September 18

      • 1907 - Edwin M. McMillian won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1951 for discovering plutonium. He also had the idea for "phase stability" which led to the development of the synchroton and synchro-cyclotron.

      September 19

      • 1902 - James Van Alen invented the Simplified Scoring System for tennis

      September 20

      • 1842 - James Dewar was a British chemist and physicist who invented the Dewar flask or thermos (1892) and co-invented cordite (1889), a smokeless gunpowder.

      September 21

      • 1832 - Louis Paul Cailletet French physicist and inventor who was the first to liquefy oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and air.

      September 22

      • 1791 - Michael Faraday British physicist and chemist, best known for his discoveries of electromagnetic induction and of the laws of electrolysis. His biggest breakthrough in electricity was his invention of the electric motor.

      September 23

      • 1915 - John Sheehan invented a method for the synthesis of penicillin.

        September 24

        September 25

        • 1725 - Nicolas Joseph Cugnot invented the first automobile
        • 1832 - William Le Baron Jenney, American architect considered the "father of the skyscraper"
        • 1866 - Thomas H. Morgan won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1933

        September 26

        • 1754 - Joseph Louis Proust French chemist best known by his research work on the steadiness of composition of chemical compounds.
        • 1886 - Archibald B. Hill was an English physiologist and pioneer of biophysics and operations research. Who won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his elucidation of the production of heat and mechanical work in muscles.

        September 27

        • 1913 - Albert Ellis was an American psychologist who invented Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.
        • 1925 - Patrick Steptoe was the scientist who perfected in vitro fertilization

        September 28

        • 1852 - Henri Moissan won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1906.

          September 30

          • 1802 - Antoine J. Balard
          • 1939 - Jean-Marie P. Lehn
          • 1943 - Johann Diesenhofer
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