This Day In History: 11/08/1895 - Scientist Discovers X-rays

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Watch what happened on November 8 in this video of This Day in History. On November 8, 1892, Grover Cleveland was elected to his second term as President, becoming the first President to not serve consecutive terms. On November 8, 1971, the rock band Led Zeppelin released their album that contained their hit Stairway to Heaven. On this day in 1994, the Republican Party won control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives for the first time in over forty years. In addition, on November 8, 1895, Wilhelm Rontgen accidentally discovered the x-ray. He was working with beams of electrons when he realized that he could see the outlines of his bones. This scientific accident won Wilhelm Rontgen the Nobel Peace Prize.

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