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  • Germany
    Friday Nov 8, 1895

    X-ray

    Discovery by Röntgen

    Germany
    Friday Nov 8, 1895

    On November 8, 1895, German physics professor Wilhelm Röntgen stumbled on X-rays while experimenting with Lenard tubes and Crookes tubes and began studying them.




  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Nov 27, 1895

    Alfred Nobel

    Nobel signed his last will

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Nov 27, 1895

    On 27 November 1895, at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Nobel signed his last will and testament and set aside the bulk of his estate to establish the Nobel Prizes, to be awarded annually without distinction of nationality.




  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Nov 27, 1895

    Nobel Prize

    Nobel's well

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Nov 27, 1895

    Signing his well at the Swedish–Norwegian Club in Paris on 27 November 1895. To widespread astonishment, Nobel's last will specified that his fortune be used to create a series of prizes for those who confer the "greatest benefit on mankind" in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. Nobel bequeathed 94% of his total assets, 31 million SEK (US$186 million in 2008), to establish the five Nobel Prizes.




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