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A listing of famous and not-so-famous historical innovations that occurred in Science and Technology during this month. January
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1
1894-Heinrich Rudolf Hertz died in Bonn, Germany
1918-Patent # 1,251,666 issued granted to J. B..Hoge for a traffic light
2
1906-Patent # 808,897 issued to Willis Haviland Carrier for the air conditioner
1975-"U.S. Patent Office" renamed "U.S. Patent and Trademark Office", USPTO
3
1496-Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.
1899 - The first known use of the word automobile, in an editorial in The New York Times. 
4
1643-Isaac Newton inventor of the reflecting telescope born in Lincolnshire, England
1809-Louis Braille inventor of the Braille system used by the blind, born in Coupvray, France
5
1904-Walter E. Diemer inventor of bubble gum born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1914-Henry Ford established a minimum wage of $5.00 per day in his automobile factories.
6
1838-Samuel Morse's telegraph system demonstrated for the first time
1925-Patent # 1,522,176 issued to George Washington Carver for cosmetics
7
1834-Johann Philipp Reis inventor of a telephone born in Gelnhausen, Germany
1913-Patent # 1,049,667 granted to William Burton for the manufacture of gasoline
8
1889-Patent # 395,781 issued to Herman Hollerith for a a punch card tabulating machine
9
1998-Walter E. Diemer inventor of bubble gum died in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
10
1882-Samuel Colt died in Hartford, Connecticut
11
1902-Popular Mechanics magazine was published for the first time.
12
1895-Printing and Binding Act of 1895 prohibits the copyrighting of any Government publication
13
1930-Mickey Mouse cartoon first appears in newspapers throughout the U.S.
14
1890-Rolla Neil Harger inventor of the Drunk-o-meter, an early Breathalyser, born
15
1861-Patent # 31,128  issued to Elisha Graves Otis for an elevator safety brake 
16
1984-Jim Henson's copyright claim on "Kermit, the Muppet" is renewed
17
1707-Benjamin Franklin, inventor, statesman and author, is born in Boston, Massachusetts
1882-Patent # 252,386 issued to Louis Latimer for a electric light bulb carbon filamnet
18
1813-Henry Bessemer inventor of the Bessemer furnace born in Hertfordshire, England
1813-
Joseph Farwell Glidden inventor of barbed wire born in Clarendon, New York
19
1736-James Watt, inventor of the steam engine, is born in Greenock, Scotland
20
1874-Patent # 146,697 issued to Elijah McCoy for a lubricator 
21
1868-Felix Hoffmann inventor of aspirin born in Ludwigsburg, Germany
22
1952-The first commercial jet plane, the BOAC's Comet, is put into service.
23
1855-John Moses Browning, inventor of the Browning rifle, born in Ogden, Utah
1979-Patent # 4,136,359 issued to Steve Wozniak for Apple Pesonal Computer
24
1956-Patent # 2,731,966  issued to Hildaur L. Neilsen for the Rolodex
1950-Patent # 2,495,429 issued to Percy LeBaron Spencer for the microwave oven  
25
1878-Ernst Alexanderson inventor of the Alexanderson alternator born in Uppsala, Sweden 
1904-Patent # 822,981 issued for a coat hanger
26
1926-John Logie Baird demonstrates the world's first real television picture to the public
1965-Patent # 3,167,440 issued to Noah W.and Joseph S. McVicker for Play-Doh 
27
1880-Patent # 223,898 issued to Thomas Alva Edison for the electric light bulb 
28
1873-Patent # 135,245 granted to Louis Pasteur for a process of brewing beer and ale
1947-Patent # 2,415,012 issued to Richard James for the Slinky
29
1901-Allen B. Du Mont inventor of an improved cathode-ray tube born in Brooklyn, New York
30
1925-Douglas Engelbart inventor of the computer mouse born in Portland, Oregon
31
1893-COCA-COLA name Trademarked. Reg No. 0022406
DID YOU KNOW? 
  • January is the first month of the year and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days.
  • January in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to July in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.
  • January's birthstone is garnet.
WHO AM I ?
I only made the improvements, but I became more famous then the original inventor.
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DID YOU KNOW?
There are over 530 patented barbed wires and approximately 2,000 variations.
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FUN FACTS
Dubble Bubble gum was so successful that $1,5000,000 dollars worth of gum were sold the first year.
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EVER WONDER
Did you ever wonder if the inventor of Braille reading and writing system was blind?
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TRIVIA
Dr. John Pemberton sold the Coca-Cola secret formula for $1,750
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QUOTATIONS
"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."  - George Washington Carver
HOLIDAY ORIGIN
Until the calendar reform of 1751 the New Year started on March 25 in most parts of the world.
Happy New Year
300 YEARS AGO
Benjamin Franklin, inventor, statesman and author, is born in Boston, Massachusetts
105 YEARS AGO
Popular Mechanics magazine was published for the first time.
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