August 14: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


(August 14, 1885)
The Patent Monopoly Act granted the first seven patents. Hotta Zuisho was awarded the first Japanese patent for an anticorrosive paint. Patent No. 2–4 for tea processing equipment was granted by Takabayashi Kenzo.

(August 14, 1893)
France is the first country to implement automobile registration.

(August 14, 1947)
Pakistan Independence Day. photo source:

Happy Birthday! (August 14, 1959)
Magic Johnson, American basketball player and coach. photo source:

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