Fluid Catalytic Cracking Plant Opens

Powdered Catalyst, Louisiana (PCLA) No. 1 opened in Baton Rouge, LA, USA in 1942 as the first petrochemical plant for fluid catalytic cracking. Continue reading

Kayak’s Solo Crossing across the Gulf of Mexico

Arthur Hebert made the first solo crossing of the Gulf of Mexico in a 17-foot (5 metre) kayak. Continue reading

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

Born to a German father and a Dutch mother, Röntgen attended high school in Utrecht, Netherlands. Continue reading

Dental X-rays

C. Edmund Kells of New Orleans, LA, USA, a dentist and inventor, built the first X-ray machine in the United States in 1896, which was shortly after the discovery of radiography by the German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen in 1895. Continue reading