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The human ancestor hoax

So called Piltdown man was exposed as a fraud. Presumed human fossil was discovered in 1911 by amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson near Piltdown in East Sussex. The species was officially named Eoanthropus dawsoni and considered a 500.000 years old human ancestor. But it was a piece of human skull with the jaw of an orangutan and chimpanzee tooth.

Edison announces sound recorder

Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical, mechanical, electronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects. The two main classes of sound recording technology are analog recording and digital recording.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

died 1970

C. V. Raman

died 1996

Abdus Salam

born 1980

Nikolai Durov