Lived: Nov 07, 1867 – Jul 04, 1934 (age 66)
Spouse: Pierre Curie (m. 1895 – 1906)
Awards: Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1911) · Nobel Prize in Physics (1903) · Elliott Cresson Medal (1909) · Davy Medal (1903) · Matteucci Medal (1904) · Benjamin Franklin Medal (1921) · John Scott Medal
Discovered: Radium · Polonium
Children: Irène Joliot-Curie (Daughter) · Ève Curie (Daughter)Highlights
- 1867: Maria Skłodowska was born in Warsaw, in the Russian partition of Poland, on 7 November 1867, the fifth and youngest child of well-known teachers Bronisława, née Boguska, and Władysław Skłodowski.
- 1891: In 1891, aged 24, she followed her older sister Bronisława to study in Paris, where she earned her higher degrees and conducted her subsequent scientific work.
- 1895: Maria Sklodowska-Curie married Pierre Curie on July 26, 1895; their marriage lasted 11 years till April 19, 1906.
- 1898: She named the first chemical element that she discovered—polonium, which she isolated in 1898—after her native country.
- 1925: In 1925, she visited Poland, to participate in the ceremony that laid foundations for the Radium Institute in Warsaw.
- 1934: A few months later, on 4 July 1934, she died at the Sancellemoz sanatorium in Passy, Haute-Savoie, from aplastic anemia believed to have been contracted from her long-term exposure to radiation.
Lived: May 15, 1859 – Apr 19, 1906 (age 46)
Spouse: Maria Sklodowska-Curie (m. 1895 – 1906)
Discovered: Radium · Polonium
Awards: Nobel Prize in Physics (1903) · Davy Medal (1903) · Matteucci Medal (1904)
Children: Ève Curie (Daughter) · Irène Joliot-Curie (Daughter)Highlights
- 1880: In 1880, Pierre and his older brother Jacques (1856–1941) demonstrated that an electric potential was generated when crystals were compressed, i.e. piezoelectricity.
- 1895: Pierre Curie married Maria Sklodowska-Curie on July 26, 1895.
- 1903: In 1903 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, and Henri Becquerel, “in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel”.
- 1903: Pierre Curie was awarded Davy Medal in 1903.
- 1904: Radium written by Pierre Curie was first published in 1904.
- 1906: Pierre Curie died in a street accident in Paris on 19 April 1906.
Album: The Great American Songbook
Artist: Billie Holiday
Release year: 1939
Genre: Pop music, Easy Listening
Born: Feb 17, 1963 (age 54) · Brooklyn, NY
Height: 6′ 6″ (1.98 m)
Net worth: $1.20 billion USD (2017)
Spouse: Yvette Prieto (m. 2013) · Juanita Jordan (m. 1989 – 2006)
Children: Jeffrey Jordan (Son) · Marcus Jordan (Son) · Jasmine Mickael Jordan (Daughter) · Victoria Jordan (Daughter) · Ysabel Jordan (Daughter)
Education: Emsley A Laney High · University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1981 – 1984)Highlights
- 1982: He made the game-winning jump shot in the 1982 NCAA Championship game against Georgetown, which was led by future NBA rival Patrick Ewing.
- 1988: In the 1988–89 season, Jordan again led the league in scoring, averaging 32.5 ppg on 53.8% shooting from the field, along with 8 rpg and 8 assists per game (apg).
- 1989: Jordan married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989, and they had two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine.
- 1992: In the 1992 Summer Olympics, he was a member of the star-studded squad that included Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and David Robinson and was dubbed the “Dream Team”.
- 1999: With Phil Jackson’s contract expiring, the pending departures of Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman looming, and being in the latter stages of an owner-induced lockout of NBA players, Jordan retired for the second time on January 13, 1999.
- 2003: Playing in his 14th and final NBA All-Star Game in 2003, Jordan passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the all-time leading scorer in All-Star Game history (a record since broken by Kobe Bryant).
Date: Apr 20, 1999