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A listing of famous and not-so-famous historical innovations that occurred in Science and Technology during this month. February
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1914-George Nissen inventor of the trampoline born in Blairstown, Iowa 
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1863-Samuel Clemens becomes Mark Twain for 1st time
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1468-Johannes Gutenberg inventor of the printing press died in Mainz, Germany
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1946-Joel Engel, co-inventor of the mobile phone, born in New York City, New York
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1840-John Dunlop inventor of the pneumatic tire born in Dreghorn, North Ayrshire, Scotland
1943-Nolan Bushnell inventor of the Pong Video Game born in Ogden, Utah
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1935-Monopoly board game goes on sale for 1st time
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1904-John Deere, pioneer manufacturer of agricultural implements
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1906-Chester F. Carlson inventor of the Xerox copier machine born in Seattle, Washington        
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1895-Volleyball invented by W. G. Morgan in Massachusetts
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1948- Patent # 2,435,720  issued to Edwin Land for the Polaroid camera
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1847-Thomas Alva Edison the most prolific inventor of electrical devices born in Milan, Ohio
1973-National Inventor's Hall of Fame founded
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1809-Abraham Lincoln inventor of a Vessel Bellows born in Hardin County, Kentucky 
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1884-Alfred Carlton Gilbert inventor of the Erector Set® toys born Salem, Oregon
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1819-Christopher Latham Sholes inventor of the typewriter born in Mooresburg, Pennsylvania
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1809-Cyrus Hall McCormick inventor of the reaper born in Rockbridge County, Virginia
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1932-James Markham receives the 1st fruit tree patent , for a peach tree
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1938-First public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV in London
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1745-Alessandro Volta inventor of the electric battery born in Como, Lombardy, Italy
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1878-Thomas Edison received patent for the phonograph
1974-Patent # 3,793,483  issued to Nolan Bushnell for the Pong Video Game 
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1926-Kenneth H Olsen, U.S., engineer/founder, Digital Equipment Corp
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1947-1st instant developing camera demonstrated in New York City, by E H Land
22
1857-Heinrich Rudolf Hertz electrical pioneer born in Hamburg, Germany
1916-Ernst Alexanderson was issued a patent for selective radio tuning system
23
1993 Patent # 5,188,533  issued to Michael Wood for LeapFrog® Phonics Learning System 
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1955-Steve Paul Jobs co-inventor of the Apple computer born in San Francisco, California
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1992-Patent # 5,090,976 issued to James Dyson for the Dual cyclonic vacuum cleaner 
26
1935-RADAR-Radio Detection and Ranging 1st demonstrated (Robert Watson-Watt)
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1900-Patent # 644,077 issued to Felix Hoffmann for aspirin
28
1935-Nylon discovered by Dr. Wallace H. Carothers
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1860-Herman Hollerith inventor of a punch card tabulating machine born in Buffalo, New York 
DID YOU KNOW? 
  • February is the second month of the calendar year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the shortest month and the only month with the length of 28 or 29 days. The month has 29 days in leap years, when the year number is divisible by four (except for years that are divisible by 100 and not by 400 in the Gregorian calendar). In other years the month has 28 days.
  • Black History Month (United States and Canada)
  • February in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to August in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa
  • February's birthstone is amethyst
  • St. Valentine's Day (February 14)
  • Presidents' Day (3rd Monday of February), or Washington's Birthday (February 22) , or Lincoln's Birthday (February 12) .
WHO AM I ?
in 1918, he was touted in the press as "The Man Who Saved Christmas."
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DID YOU KNOW?
Edwin Land (with 535 to his credit) stands fifth in the number of U.S. patents granted..
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FUN FACTS
In 1902 NECCO makes the first conversation hearts - tiny Valentine's Day favorites with messages printed on them.
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EVER WONDER
Did you ever wonder who sent the first Valentine's Day card
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TRIVIA
The Pong home video game came with instructions that began, "Avoid Missing Ball for High Score"
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QUOTATIONS
"It sold well enough for a book that did not contain a single word that critics could praise or condemn." - Samuel Clemens, on his scrapbook invention
HOLIDAY ORIGIN
In A.D. 496, a stern Pope Gelasius outlawed the mid-February pagan Lupercian festival.
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75 YEARS AGO
James Markham receives the 1st fruit tree patent , for a peach tree
150 YEARS AGO
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz electrical pioneer born in Hamburg, Germany
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