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November 8, 1895

New Discovery

Local resident, Wilhelm Rontgen, makes a new discovery: the X Ray! Wilhelm Roentgen was already working on the effects of cathode rays during 1895 before he actually made the discovery. On November 8, 1895, he observed that certain rays were emitted during the passing of the current through a discharge tube. His experiment that involved working in a completely dark room with a well covered discharge tube resulted in the emission of rays which illuminated a barium platinocyanide covered screen, The screen became fluorescent even though it was placed in the path of the rays, two meters away from the discharge tube.


On October 31, an major earthquake occurred in the New Madrid Seismic Zone of the Midwestern United States. The estimated body-wave magnitude of this event is 5.9 and the surface-wave magnitude estimate is 6.7.

First Game

On September 3, the first ever American football game was played! The game was played between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club, with Latrobe winning with a score of 12-0.

What's Popular

Back in February, the game Mintonette was created by William G. Morgan. The game is getting more popular every day!