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Einstein's Theory Triumphs

According to Sir Joseph Thompson, "the greatest achievement in the history of human thought" was a prediction made by Dr. Albert Einstein. Dr. Einstein's prediction was proven true during the total eclipse of the sun on May 29, 1919.

Sir Joseph made this pronouncement at a joint meeting of the Royal Society and the royal Astronomical Society in London on November 6. In the audience were a large number of astronomers and physicists. The excitement in the meeting was quite obvious, and everyone agreed that the observations made during the eclipse did prove Dr. Einstein's prediction. Dr. Einstein is a Professor of Physics at the University of Berlin and Director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Physical Institute.

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