Anniversaries

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Dec

December 17, 1938 - 80th anniversary of the discovery of nuclear energy

17
Dec

December 17, 1895 – Death of János Irinyi, inventor of matches

18
Dec

December 18, 1856 – Birth of Joseph J. Thomson, discoverer of the electron

19
Dec

On December 19, 1938, nuclear fission was discovered

19
Dec

December 19, 1875 - Birth of Mileva Marić Ruzić, debate still rages over her contribution to Einstein's discoveries

20
Dec

December 20, 1901 - Birth of Robert Van de Graaff, whose electrostatic generator made many curious about science

22
Dec

December 22, 1828- Death of William Hyde Wollaston, inventor of the platinum process that allowed him to discover palladium and rhodium

26
Dec

December 26, 1930 – Death of Eugen Goldstein, discoverer of cathode rays that led to the discovery of isotopes

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