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Incandescent lighting demonstrated to the public by Thomas Edison

Incandescent lighting demonstrated to the public by Thomas Edison.

Incandescent lighting was demonstrated to the public for the first time by inventor Thomas Edison on 31 December 1879. [more...]

Karl Benz files a patent for two-stroke gas engine

Karl Benz files a patent for two-stroke gas engine.

Karl Benz filed a patent for his two-stroke gas engine on 31 December 1878. [more...]

First artificial gene created

First artificial gene created by Har Gobind Khorana and his team.

The first artificial gene was created and announced in a paper on 28 December 1972. [more...]

Cinema debuts when audience pays Lumière brothers for viewing film

Cinema debuts when audience pays Lumière brothers for viewing film.

Cinema debuted on 28 December 1895 when Lumière brothers got audience to pay for their film at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines. [more...]

Wilhelm Röntgen publishes paper on X-rays

Wilhelm Röntgen publishes paper on X-rays.

Wilhelm Röntgen published a paper detailing his discovery of X-rays on 28 December 1895. [more...]

Galileo Galilei becomes first astronomer to observe Neptune

Galileo Galilei becomes first astronomer to observe Neptune.

Galileo Galilei observed the planet Neptune on 28 December 1612. [more...]

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund created

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund created.

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund were created on 27 December 1945. [more...]

First use of ether as anaesthetic in childbirth

First use of ether as anaesthetic in childbirth.

The first use of ether as an anaesthetic in childbirth was on 27 December 1845 by Dr. Crawford Long. [more...]

Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle

Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle.

On 27 December 1831, Charles Darwin embarked on his journey aboard HMS Beagle. He would put together the theory of evolution during this journey. [more...]

Radium is isolated by Marie and Pierre Curie

Radium is isolated by Marie and Pierre Curie.

Radium was isolated by Marie and Pierre Curie on 26 December 1898. [more...]

WorldWideWeb browser development completed by Tim Berners-Lee

WorldWideWeb browser development completed by Tim Berners-Lee (as per some reports).

As per some accounts, Tim Berners-Lee completed the development of the world's first web browser, WorldWideWeb, on 25 December 1990. [more...]

Butch cat debuts in Tom and Jerry

Butch cat debuts in Tom and Jerry.

Butch cat made his debut in Tom And Jerry cartoon on 25 December 1943. [more...]

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Is there a way to view a deleted web page - one that is no longer available? Yes there is and the solution is quite simple. [more...]

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The world's first 1GB hard disk, IBM 3380, was developed at IBM in 1980. It was the size of a fridge, weighed 550lbs and could actually store 2.52 billion characters. the starting cost was $81,000. [more...]

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