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A listing of famous and not-so-famous historical innovations that occurred in Science and Technology during this month. March
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1
1921-Patent # 1,370,316 issued to Harry Houdini for a "diver's suit"
2
1861-Patent Act of 1861 increased term of a patent grant from 14 to 17 years, now it is 20 years
3
1821-Thomas Jennings received patent for "dry scouring of clothes" First black recipient
4
1943-Richard Frenkiel, co-inventor of the mobile phone born in Brooklyn, New York
5
1872-George Westinghouse, Jr patented the steam air brake
6
1939-General Foods put the first individually packaged frozen foods - "Birds Eye Frosted Foods" - on sale in Springfield, Massachussetts, USA
7
1876-Patent # 174,465  issued to Alexander Graham Bell for the telephone
8
1922-Ralph Baer inventor of SIMON® electronic game born in Pirmasens, Germany
9
1859-Patent # 25,076 issued to Nathan Ames for the escalator 
10
1876-The first telephone call was transmitted: "Watson, come here; I want you.".
11
1955-Alexander Fleming inventor of penicillin died in London, England
1971-Philo Farnsworth inventor of television died in San Francisco, California
12
1914-George Westinghouse inventor of the air brake died in New York 
13
1877-Patent # 188,292 issued to Chester Greenwood for earmuffs
14
1794-Eli Whitney granted patent for the cotton gin in 1794
1879-Albert Einstein perhaps the most well-known scientist born in
Ulm, Germany
15
1898-Henry Bessemer inventor of the Bessemer converter died
16
1789-Georg Simon Ohm, inventor of Ohm's Law born in Erlangen, Germany
17
1849-Charles Brush born in Euclid Township, Ohio
18
1964-Patent # 11,555 / 64 (UK) issued to Edward Craven Walker for the Lava® Lamp
19
1861-the Elias Howe sewing machine patent was reissued for an additional 7 years (re. #1,154).
20
1856-Frederick W.Taylor inventor of  Scientific Management born in  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
21
1861-Constitution of the Confederate States of America establishes a Patent Office
22
1960-Patent # 2,929,922 issued to Schawlow and Townes for the laser
1966-
Patent # 3,241,834 issued to Norman H. Stingley for the invention of the
Super Ball ®
23
1857-The world’s first passenger safety elevator went into service in a store at 488 Broadway and Broome Street in New York City
24
1959-the maser was patented by Charles Townes (No. 2,879,439). "Maser" is an acronym for "Microwave Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation ".
25
1925-the first public demonstration of his television system was held by John Logie Baird at the Selfridges department store, Oxford Street, London.
26
1753-Benjamin Thompson Rumford inventor of the drip coffee pot born
27
1845-Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discover of X-rays born
1884-The first long-distance telephone call was made, between Boston and New York City
28
1897-Victor Mills inventor of Pampers disposable diapers born
29
1853-Elihu Thomson inventor of electrostatic motors born in Manchester, England
30
1674-Jethro Tull inventor of the seed drill born in Basildon, Berkshire, England
1891-Arthur William Sidney Herrington inventor of the military Jeep born
31
1997-First telecast of Teletubbies a daily pre-school television show for BBC
DID YOU KNOW? 
  • March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days.
  • Saint Patrick's Day (March 17)
  • Women's History Month (United States)
  • American Red Cross Month
  • March in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to September in the Southern Hemisphere (and vice versa).
  • March's birthstone is aquamarine for Pisces and diamond for Aries.
WHO AM I ?
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DID YOU KNOW?
in 1939 General Foods sold the first individually packaged frozen foods - "Birds Eye Frosted Foods"
FUN FACTS
Ralph Baer inventor of SIMON® electronic game born in Pirmasens, Germany
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EVER WONDER
Patent # 11,555 / 64 (UK) issued to Edward Craven Walker for the Lava® Lamp
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TRIVIA
Patent # 188,292 issued to Chester Greenwood for earmuffs
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QUOTATIONS
"In tomorrows enterprise the knowledge worker will be freed to release creative energy that will result in an era of enormous innovation and discovery, fulfilling the potential and promise of the mind." - Frederick Winslow Taylor
HOLIDAY ORIGIN
The U.S. Congress Designating the Month of March as
"Women's History Month"
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160 YEARS AGO
Alexander Graham Bell inventor of the telephone born in Edinburgh, Scotland
10 YEARS AGO
First telecast of Teletubbies a daily pre-school television show for BBC
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