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Health & Science

  • November 8 - Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, a German physicist, accidentally discovers X-Rays.[1]


Technology

  • May 7 - Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates the world's first radio receiver.


Births

  • May 25 - Dorothea Lange - American documentary photographer and photojournalist. Lange was best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange walked with a limp due to a bout with polio.[2]


References

  1. "Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen." NobelPrize.org. The Nobel Foundation. 1901 Accessed on February 26, 2008.
  2. "DOROTHEA LANGE." Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During World War II. Library of Congress. June 19, 2006. Accessed on May 29, 2008.