On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1895

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)
1895 Highlights

About November 8, 1895

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 125 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio