November 8 1895 CE – Wilhelm Rontgen Accidentally Discovers the X-ray

November 8 1895 CE – Wilhelm Rontgen Accidentally Discovers the X-rayRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons One of the most important discoveries in history occurred on November 8, 1895 at the University of Wurzburg in Germany: Wilhelm Rontgen, a physics professor, was conducting a series of experiments with electricity and stumbled upon radioactive qualities a screen across the room — it glowed after he pushed a current through a vacuum tube. Thinking he might have discovered a new type of light, he dubbed them X-rays and spent the next several days living in his laboratory to determine their properties. Born in Amsterdam, Rontgen experienced difficulty getting into college — […]