- 1919 in science
The year 1919 in
scienceand technologyinvolved some significant events, listed below.
* Einstein's theory of
general relativityconfirmed by Arthur Eddington's observation of a total eclipse of the Sun
James Jeansdiscovers that the dynamical constants of motion determine the distribution function for a system of particles
* XWA (now CFCF),in
Montreal, Quebecis the first public radio station in North America to go the air.
US NavyNaval Curtiss aircraft NC-4commanded by Albert Cushing Readdeparts Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbonvia the Azoreson the first transatlanticflight
* John Alcock and
Arthur Whitten Browndepart St. John's, Newfoundlandon the first nonstop transatlantic flight
* The British dirigible R-34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic by an
January 23- Hans Hass, zoologist and oceanographer
February 19- Frederick DuCane Godman(b. 1834), lepidopterist, entomologistand ornithologist.
April 4- Sir William Crookes(b. 1832), chemistand physicist.
June 30- John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh(b. 1842), Nobel Prize-winning physicist.
July 21- Gustaf Retzius(b. 1842), anatomist.
August 8- Ernst Haeckel(b. 1834), zoologist.
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