1905 – Albert
Einstein's paper, Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon
Its Energy Content?, is published in the journal "Annalen der
Physik". This paper reveals the relationship between energy and
mass. This leads to the mass–energy equivalence
formula E = mc².
Peigneur drains into
an underlying salt deposit. A misplaced Texaco oil probe had been drilled into the Diamond
Crystal Salt Mine, causing water to flow down into the mine,
eroding the edges of the hole. The resulting whirlpool sucked the
drilling platform, several barges, houses and trees thousands of
feet down to the bottom of the dissolving salt deposit.
– The island of Dominica is hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history.The northern half of
the island receives the most damage, especially the town of
Portsmouth.It is also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed.
– The Paris Club agrees to write off 80%
(up to $100 billion) of Iraq's external