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|Full Name||Wilhelm Rontgen|
|Birthdate||March 27, 1845|
|Birth Place||Remscheid, Germany|
|Age (in 2023)||178 Years Old|
Wilhelm Rontgen is best known as Physicist who has born on March 27, 1845 in Remscheid, Germany. Currently, Wilhelm Rontgen is 178 years, 2 months and 7 days old. Wilhelm Rontgen will celebrate 179th birthday on Wednesday, 27th of March 2024. Below the countdown to Wilhelm Rontgen upcoming birthday.
German physicist, who, in 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range, which today are known as X-rays. For his work he won the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.
In 1869, he graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Zurich.
Working with a substance that gave off invisible light, he found the light went through most objects, but not human bones.
His family moved from Germany to the Netherlands when he was three.
He won the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901 two years before Marie Curie did.
Wilhelm Rontgen is 178 years old today.
Wilhelm Rontgen was born on March 27, 1845 in Remscheid, Germany.
Wilhelm Rontgen zodiac sign is Aries.
Wilhelm Rontgen was best known as Physicist.
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Below are historical events that coincided with Wilhelm Rontgen's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1986||A car bomb explodes outside Russell Street Police HQ in Melbourne, Australia, killing one police officer and injuring 21 people.|
|1990||The United States begins broadcasting anti-Castro propaganda to Cuba on TV Martí.|
|1993||Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People's Republic of China.|
|1993||Italian former minister and Christian Democracy leader Giulio Andreotti is accused of mafia allegiance by the tribunal of Palermo.|
|1998||The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for erectile dysfunction, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.|
|1999||Kosovo War: An American Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk is shot down by a Yugoslav Army SAM, the first and only Nighthawk to be lost in combat.|
|2000||A Phillips Petroleum plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas kills one person and injures 71 others.|
|2002||Passover massacre: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 29 people at a Passover seder in Netanya, Israel.|
|2002||Nanterre massacre: In Nanterre, France, a gunman opens fire at the end of a town council meeting, resulting in the deaths of eight councilors; 19 other people are injured.|
|2004||HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander-class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.|
|2009||The dam forming Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails, killing at least 99 people.|
|2014||Philippines signs a peace accord with the largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, ending decades of conflict.|
|2015||Al-Shabab militants attack and temporarily occupy a Mogadishu hotel leaving at least 20 people dead.|
|2016||A suicide blast in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore claims over 70 lives and leaves almost 300 others injured. The target of the bombing are Christians celebrating Easter.|
|2020||North Macedonia becomes the 30th member of NATO.|
|1988||The birth of Brenda Song, American actress|
|1988||The birth of Mauro Goicoechea, Uruguayan footballer|
|1988||The birth of Holliday Grainger, English actress|
|1989||The birth of Matt Harvey, American baseball player|
|1989||The birth of Camilla Lees, New Zealand netball player|
|1990||The birth of Erdin Demir, Swedish-Turkish footballer|
|1990||The birth of Ben Hunt, Australian rugby league player|
|1990||The birth of Nicolas Nkoulou, Cameroonian footballer|
|1990||The birth of Luca Zuffi, Swiss footballer|
|1990||The birth of Kimbra, New Zealand musician|
|1990||The birth of Brodha V, Indian Rapper and Music Producer|
|1992||The birth of Marc Muniesa, Spanish footballer|
|1995||The birth of Bill Tuiloma, New Zealand footballer|
|1998||The birth of Giannis Bouzoukis, Greek footballer|
|2002||The birth of Daria Snigur, Ukrainian tennis player|
|2008||The death of Jean-Marie Balestre, French businessman (b. 1921)|
|2009||The death of Irving R. Levine, American journalist and author (b. 1922)|
|2010||The death of Dick Giordano, American illustrator (b. 1932)|
|2011||The death of Clement Arrindell, Nevisian judge and politician, 1st Governor-General of Saint Kitts and Nevis (b. 1931)|
|2011||The death of Farley Granger, American actor (b. 1925)|
|2012||The death of Adrienne Rich, American poet, essayist and feminist (b. 1929)|
|2013||The death of Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1923)|
|2013||The death of Yvonne Brill, Canadian-American scientist and engineer (b. 1924)|
|2013||The death of Fay Kanin, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1917)|
|2014||The death of Richard N. Frye, American scholar and academic (b. 1920)|
|2014||The death of James R. Schlesinger, American economist and politician, 12th United States Secretary of Defense and first United States Secretary of Energy (b. 1929)|
|2015||The death of Johnny Helms, American trumpet player, bandleader, and educator (b. 1935)|
|2015||The death of T. Sailo, Indian soldier and politician, 2nd Chief Minister of Mizoram (b. 1922)|
|2016||The death of Mother Angelica, American Roman Catholic religious leader and media personality (b. 1923)|
|2018||The death of Bert Nievera, Filipino-American singer (b. 1936)|
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