On this day in 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen of Germany is credited with being the first person to discover X-rays. He came across the rays in his lab during an experiment and gave them the name “X-rays” because of their unknown nature. His discovery earned him numerous honors including the first Nobel Prize in physics in 1901.
1980 Ronald Reagan Wins Presidency
In a landslide victory, Republican Ronald Reagan defeats President Jimmy Carter.
2002 U.N. Plan for Disarmament of Iraq
A United Nations Security Council resolution created a timeline for Iraq to disclose and destroy any weapons of mass destruction.
1836 Milton Bradley
1847 Bram Stoker
1897 Dorothy Day
1900 Margaret Mitchell
1929 Bobby Bowden
1949 Bonnie Raitt
1950 Mary Hart
1966 Gordon Ramsay
1968 Parker Posey
1975 Tara Reid
1985 Jack Osbourne
1994 Lauren Alaina
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