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December 21: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History

Event

(December 21, 1898)
The radioactive chemical element radium, a silvery white metal used to cure cancer, was discovered on this day in 1898 by future Nobel Prize winners Marie and Pierre Curie, who had just found polonium. photo source: wikimedia.org

(Died on December 21, 2017)
Bruce McCandless II, US astronaut who conducted the first untethered spacewalk (b. 1937).

photo source: wikimedia.org

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