Today is the birthday of Marie Skłodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934), a Franco-Polish chemist and physicist famous for her pioneering work on radioactivity with her husband, Pierre Curie.
When the Curies saw radium glowing in a test tube at the turn of the last century, they knew that they were seeing something new for which no word existed. The word they coined, radioactive, was a combination of the Latin word radius meaning a ray and the French wordactif from the Latin word actus meaning a doing, a driving, impulse; a part in a play. TheCuries were attempting to convey what they were seeing-energy radiating out from the material. Today, radioactive decay is defined as the process by which an atomic nucleus of an unstable atom loses energy by emitting ionizing particles. There are many types of radioactivity classified today, but all fall under the larger definition of activity radiating out in rays.
Maria Salomea Skłodowska
(7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934)
was a Polish physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Marie Curie (November 7, 1867 – July 4, 1934) was a Polish physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes—in physics and chemistry. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.
Monument to a young aviator Edward Thaw Jr. who died in a plane crash when the aircraft he was piloting crashed in New Mexico during a cross country flight (Quincy, MA to San Diego, CA) on July 7th of 1934
Pleasants Jeff born 15th July 1934 Diane born 9th April 1942 They married 1969 Daniel born 29th November 1970 Mary-Sue born 3rd June 1972 They married 1997 Jennifer born 25th May 1980 Angela and Lilith Born 19th October 2000
The Burbs Brad 16th January 1942 Tiffany 22nd September 1941 They married 1977 John born 28th March 1979 Lucy Born 15th July 2004
The Goths Gunther was born 16th September 1910 Cornelia was born 18th March 1922 The married 1950 Mortimer was born 1st May 1956 Bella was born 22nd July 1957 The married 1985 Cassandra was born 24th August 1986 Alexander was born 21st June 2002 Additional Members Agnes Crumplebottom Born 8th September 1933 Robert Crumplebottom Born 1927 Maggie CrumpleBottom Born 1927 Michael Bachelor Born 23rd July 1948
Newbie’s Bob Born 1949 Betty Born 1949 They married 1993 Brandi 26th March 1988
Broke Flat 1961 Flo 1960 They married, never, they just wore rings and shared the name as a sign of Commitment, but Flo never changed her name legally. Ruby 1979 Skip Born 26th March 1988 Dustin Born December 24th 2001 Beau Born 2nd June 2011
Dreamer Darren 20th May 1978 Darleen 29th May 1979 They married 1997 Dirk Born 1st January 2001
Oldies Herb Born 14th October 1935 Coral Born 31st August 1936 They Married 1967 They Adopted Mary-Sue in 1975
Nina and Dina Caliente born 31st October 1987 Dina Married in 2005
Don Lothario born in 25th January 1987
Extras Kaylynn born in 1993 Gordon King Born in 1967 River McIrish born in 1947 Sky McIrish born in 1966 Summer McIrish born in 1992 Claire Charming born in 1954
Katharine Hepburn with sculpture for Vanity Fair, July 1934. Photograph by Cecil Beaton.
In 1932 Hepburn moved to Hollywood where she made her film début and immediately attracted the attention of critics and the public with her elegant figure and acting skills. However, her unconventional attitude, her athletic almost boyish allure, and strong independence differed from Hollywood’s traditional feminine stereotypes.