December 17, 1947 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History


1stHistoric Invention

British industrial company BTH receives a patent for holography, invented by Dennis Gabor in their development lab

Physicist and Electrical Engineer Dennis Gabor
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
Dennis Gabor
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