Archive for December 26th, 2011

RADIUM DISCOVERED ON THIS DAY IN 1898

Pierre And Marie Curie

Pierre and Marie Curie in their laboratory, where radium was discovered

Radium, in the form of radium chloride, was discovered by Marie and Pierre Curie
on December 26,1898. The couple extracted the radioactive compound from
uraninite. The handling of radium was blamed for Marie Curie’s death due to
aplastic anemia.   

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A view of Pierre Curie extracting radium

 

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BACK TO THE FUTURE CAR SELLS FOR $541,200

 Back_to_the_future_III poster 
1990

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(Fox News) A few months ago Nike announced that it would be selling replicas of the futuristic ‘Nike Mag’ shoes from the second movie, and just a few days later news surfaced that one of the original DMC-12 time machine prop cars used in the actual movies was up for sale. There were seven examples originally built, all with their
various modifications made by “Doc”, but of these only three are thought to remain
in existence, according to auctioneer Profiles In History.

One of those surviving cars was auctioned off to the public this month, with part of the proceeds going to support The Michael J. Fox Foundation, the world’s largest private funder of Parkinson’s research. Hemmings reports that it reached a staggering
$541,200 at the close of bidding.

The particular car was used mostly in the third movie, where it had most of the suspension replaced, a full roll-cage and Volkswagen V-6 engine also installed. It’s
been in private hands for the past eight years, with its owner restoring it to its current state.

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Michael J. Fox

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HELPS BUILD STRONG BODIES 8 WAYS!

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LEADING ENTERTAINER DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1974

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Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974)

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WRIGLEY’S SPEARMINT FOR THE NEW YEAR!

wrigley new years ad 1913

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