Inventions play an important role in human life. Thanks to the work of engineers, chemists, physicists, biologists, life is becoming more comfortable every day. National Inventors’ Day was established in honor of the inventors.
This holiday appeared in the United States in 1986, initiated by President Ronald Reagan. The date of the celebration was also not chosen by chance, on February 11, the famous American inventor Thomas Edison was born.
Few people think about what life was like for our ancestors without things like a microwave oven, a washing machine, a light bulb, a telephone. Society is so accustomed to them that it forgets about those people who spent several years creating them. Thanks to the work of outstanding minds, mankind has learned to fight various diseases, epidemics, and mastered space. The ancestors could not imagine that soon they would not have to personally meet with a person to share information, but you could just call on the phone. And in order for the room to become light, you just need to press the switch.
- National Inventors’ Day exists in many countries around the world. Only here the dates of the celebration do not coincide, in each state they are timed to the birthday of the great inventor, a native of this country. So in Argentina it is celebrated on September 29. On this day, the creator of the ballpoint pen was born – László Józef Bíró, in Hungary the celebration is timed to coincide with the memory day (June 13) of Albert Szent-György, who was the first to synthesize vitamin C.
- Thanks to his invention – an inverted bottle of ketchup, Paul Brown became a real millionaire. He managed to earn $13 million. in a short time.
- Thomas Edison has patented more than 1,000 inventions in the United States and about 3,000 in other countries around the world.
How to celebrate
Any solemn event dedicated to National Inventors’ Day begins with a minute of silence in memory of the deceased inventors.
This day inspires to create, do not stop, keep working. Perhaps the whole world will soon know about your invention.
Gather a group of friends, watch a movie about new inventions or devote it to studying the history of the creation of your favorite things.
When is National Inventors’ Day celebrated in 2024?
National Inventors’ Day is observed on February 11 each year.