German Scientist Discovers X-rays!
November 8, 1895
German scientist Wilhelm Rontgen was working in his lab in Wurzburg, Germany testing to see if cathode rays of a light bulb could pass through glass. As he tested this, he immediately saw a glow coming from a chemical covered screen. Rontgen changed the light bulb, so that there would be a higher voltage. When he increased the voltage of the light bulb, the rays passed through a piece of paper. He realized that the light was capable of passing through almost all the objects in his lab. Rontgen continued testing, and realized the rays would pass through the tissues of the human body. After putting a metal ring that his wife was wearing in front of the rays of the bulb, and the chemical screen he saw that the rays would not pass through bones or metal.