On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1895

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen

Famous Birthdays

  • Hermann Schey, German-Dutch singer, born in Bunzlau, Silesia,Germany (d. 1981)
  • Photis Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer, born in Ayvalık, Turkey (d. 1965)