Today in Science (1108)

Events

1895 - While experimenting with electricity Wilhelm Röntgen discovers X-rays.

Births

1656 (N.S.) - Edmond Halley, British astronomer and mathematician

1854 - Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist

1885 - Hans Cloos, German geologist

1922 - Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon

1923 - Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1934 - Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician

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