November 8, 1895
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.