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ON THIS DAY

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October 2, 1883 - Physicist Robert Boyle was born in Carbonear, N.L. Educated at Mcgill University and recipient of the school’s first PHD in physics, Boyle moved to the University of Alberta and then on to the National Research Council of Canada. Much of Boyle’s work dealt with the developmen­t of sonar technology. Though he received little credit at the time, Boyle helped create the first practical means of underwater submarine detection during the First World War.

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www.historicac­anada.ca

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