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1872 1st patent list issued by US Patent Office
1871 Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY
1888 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington, D.C.
1838 Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail demonstrate their telegraph machine in New Jersey
1857 Patent for reducing zinc ore granted to Samuel Wetherill, Penn
1898 1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake
1931 Thomas Edison submits his last patent application
1958 Gibson patents Flying V Guitar
1760 Comet C/1760 A1 (Great comet) approaches within 0.0682 AUs of Earth
1884 Chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz
1911 1st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego
1982 Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)
1873 “Celluloid” registered as a trademark by its inventor, John Wesley Hyatt
1 1809 1st US geology book published by William Maclure
1979 Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)
1880 Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp
1926 Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his theory of wave mechanics and presents what becomes known as the Schrödinger equation in quantum mechanics