President Gerald Ford (on bike) surrounded by cousins in front of Grand Rapids childhood home, Ca 1915. Photo courtesy Ford Presidential Library (via Presidents And Bicycles | Bike Lane Living)

President Gerald Ford (on bike) surrounded by cousins in front of Grand Rapids childhood home, Ca 1915. Photo courtesy Ford Presidential Library (via Presidents And Bicycles | Bike Lane Living)

Nobel Prize winners Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium in 1898.

Dec. 21, 1898: The Curies Discover Radium

Marie Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish physicist and chemist, working mainly in France, who is famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences.

Marie Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish physicist and chemist, working mainly in France, who is famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences.

"Madame Marie Curie, Co-discoverer of Radium, at the Radium Center of the World" (1921)  Norman M. Jeannero/Times World Wide Photos (American, 1889–1954)

"Madame Marie Curie, Co-discoverer of Radium, at the Radium Center of the World" (1921) Norman M. Jeannero/Times World Wide Photos (American, 1889–1954)

ridesabike:    Jean Simmons, Joan Fontaine, Piper Laurie and Sandra Dee ride bikes. (And Sandra Dee tries not to lose her head.)

ridesabike: Jean Simmons, Joan Fontaine, Piper Laurie and Sandra Dee ride bikes. (And Sandra Dee tries not to lose her head.)

Marie Curie, Two time Nobel Prize winning chemist, I did a biography of her in 6th grade.  Imagine, 1986 Bed Stuy Brooklyn NY, a Black kid walks up to the chalkboard and writes her name on it and then went on to tell her story mostly African-American classroom.  She was one of the first women I admired for her genius and sheer will.

Marie Curie, Two time Nobel Prize winning chemist, I did a biography of her in 6th grade. Imagine, 1986 Bed Stuy Brooklyn NY, a Black kid walks up to the chalkboard and writes her name on it and then went on to tell her story mostly African-American classroom. She was one of the first women I admired for her genius and sheer will.

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