The world’s very first patent was granted today.

July 31, 1790.  On this date, just 14 years after the United States was born as a nation, the U.S. issued its first patent. It went to Samuel Hopkins, an inventor who resided Pittsford, Vermont, and later of Pittsford, New York.  Hopkins discovered of a new method of producing potash and pearlashPotash-

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