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Moments In Time

* On Nov. 8, 1895, in his lab in Germany, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen becomes the first person to observe X-rays while testing whether cathode rays could pass through glass. Rontgen received numerous accolades for his work, including the first N...

 

Moments in Time

* On Oct. 10, 1877, the U.S. Army holds a funeral with full military honors for Gen. George Armstrong Custer, who was killed the previous year at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Custer was buried at West Point, where he had graduated in 1861 at the...

 

Moments in Time

* On Sept. 5, 1666, firefighters in London begin blowing up homes in a desperate attempt to halt the spread of a great fire through the city. By the time the fire was finally extinguished the following day, more than 100,000 people had been left...

 

Moments in Times

* On Aug. 31, 1886, an earthquake near Charleston, South Carolina, leaves more than 100 people dead and destroys hundreds of buildings. It was the largest recorded earthquake in the history of the southeastern U.S. * On Sept. 3, 1935, Britain’s...

 

Moments in Times

* On Aug. 12, 30 B.C., Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, takes her life following the defeat of her forces against Octavian, the future first emperor of Rome. * On Aug. 13, 1878, a restaurant owner dies of yellow...

 

Moments in Time

* On July 14, 1789, Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm and dismantle the Bastille, signaling the start of the French Revolution. The royal fortress had come to symbolize the tyranny of the Bourbon monarchs. * On July 11, 1804, Vice...

 

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