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  • Germany
    Wednesday Jan 1, 1896

    X-ray

    Sending the news

    Germany
    Wednesday Jan 1, 1896

    Röntgen immediately noticed X-rays could have medical applications. Along with his 28 December Physical-Medical Society submission he sent a letter to physicians he knew around Europe (January 1, 1896).




  • Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday Jan 12, 1896

    X-ray

    First use under clinical conditions

    Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday Jan 12, 1896

    The first use of X-rays under clinical conditions was by John Hall-Edwards in Birmingham, England on 11 January 1896, when he radiographed a needle stuck in the hand of an associate.




  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 3, 1896

    X-ray

    Collecting the results of X-rays of fractured wrist

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 3, 1896

    On 3 February 1896 Gilman Frost, professor of medicine at the college, and his brother Edwin Frost, professor of physics, exposed the wrist of Eddie McCarthy, whom Gilman had treated some weeks earlier for a fracture, to the X-rays and collected the resulting image of the broken bone on gelatin photographic plates obtained from Howard Langill, a local photographer also interested in Röntgen's work.




  • Palermo, Italy
    Wednesday Feb 5, 1896

    X-ray

    Developing live images

    Palermo, Italy
    Wednesday Feb 5, 1896

    On February 5, 1896 live imaging devices were developed by both Italian scientist Enrico Salvioni (his "cryptoscope") and Professor McGie of Princeton University (his "Skiascope"), both using barium platinocyanide.




  • Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 14, 1896

    X-ray

    First surgical operation

    Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
    Friday Feb 14, 1896

    On February 14, 1896, Hall-Edwards was also the first to use X-rays in a surgical operation.




  • Athens, Greece
    Monday Apr 6, 1896

    Martial arts

    Fencing and Greco-Roman wrestling were included in the 1896 Summer Olympics

    Athens, Greece
    Monday Apr 6, 1896

    Fencing and Greco-Roman wrestling were included in the 1896 Summer Olympics.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 5, 1896

    X-ray

    Edison and the fluoroscope

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 5, 1896

    American inventor Thomas Edison started research soon after Röntgen's discovery and investigated materials' ability to fluoresce when exposed to X-rays, finding that calcium tungstate was the most effective substance. In May 1896 he developed the first mass-produced live imaging device, his "Vitascope", later called the fluoroscope, which became the standard for medical X-ray examinations.


  • Wilberforce, Ohio, U.S.
    Tuesday May 12, 1896

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Marriage

    Wilberforce, Ohio, U.S.
    Tuesday May 12, 1896

    While at Wilberforce, Du Bois married Nina Gomer, one of his students, on May 12, 1896.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Jul 4, 1896

    Flag of the United States

    Star for Utah

    U.S.
    Saturday Jul 4, 1896

    The flag was changed to have 45 stars. (for Utah)


  • Sanremo, Italy
    Thursday Dec 10, 1896

    Alfred Nobel

    Death

    Sanremo, Italy
    Thursday Dec 10, 1896

    On December 10, 1896, Alfred Nobel succumbed to a lingering heart ailment, suffered a stroke, and died.


  • Sanremo, Italy
    Thursday Dec 10, 1896

    Nobel Prize

    Alfred Nobel's death

    Sanremo, Italy
    Thursday Dec 10, 1896

    On 10 December 1896, Alfred Nobel died in his villa in San Remo, Italy, from a cerebral haemorrhage. He was 63 years old.


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