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- 1932 Carl D Anderson discovers the positron, the antimatter counterpart to the electron, for which he would be awarded the 1936 Nobel Prize
- 1939 Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd write to US President Franklin D Roosevelt warning of Nazi attempts to develop a nuclear weapon and urging that the American government initiate a project to create one of their own
- 1820 Birth of John Tyndall, known for his many contributions to experimental physics, including showing that the Earth’s atmosphere causes a greenhouse effect
- 1835 Birth of Elisha Gray, the inventor of the music synthesiser and an inventor who held more than 70 patents -– although he lost out to Alexander Graham Bell on that for the telephone
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