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On 8 November 1895 Wilhelm Röntgen, a German professor of physics, discovered the X-ray, while experimenting with electricity.

Why was the X-ray an important discovery?

Röntgen discovery of the x-ray enabled doctors to have a critical view and photograph of bones and teeth inside the body and thus is a valuable diagnosis tool.

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Also on this day ....

8 November 1656 Edmund Halley was born (follow this link to read about him)

8 November 1920 - Rupert Bear is born

The newspaper 'The Daily Express' publishes the first 'Rupert Bear' strip cartoon.


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