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Maria Sklodowska Curie

 
 
Maria Sklodowska Curie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
1. Maria Sklodowska Curie Marker
Inscription.  
In commemoration of
Maria Sklodowska Curie
A Polish scientist
Discoverer of Radium and Polonium
Conferred Degree of Doctor of Laws
By the University of Pittsburgh on May 26th, 1921

Inspecting facilities of Standard Chemical Company at Canonsburg and Pittsburgh where were produced 76 of the 120 grams of Radium in the world including the gram donated to her by the Women of America and presented at the White House by President Harding
This Radium was extracted from Colorado Carnotite by a process invented and supervised by Glenn Donald Kammer of the University of Pittsburgh.

Erected on the occasion of the centennial of Mme. Curie's birth in Warsaw, Poland, 1867
 
Erected 1967 by The Historical Committee of Central Council of Polish Organizations of Pittsburgh.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #29 Warren G. Harding series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 26, 1921.
 
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Maria Sklodowska Curie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Maria Sklodowska Curie Marker
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26.671′ N, 79° 57.5′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of O'Hara Street and Thackeray Street, on the right when traveling west. Located on the front of Allen Hall on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15213, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Standard Chemical Company (a few steps from this marker); V.F.W. (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Pittsburgh (approx. 0.2 miles away); Salk Polio Vaccine (approx. ¼ mile away); Stephen C. Foster Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fourth Ward Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forbes Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barney Dreyfuss (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Maria Skłodowska-Curie. (Submitted on December 9, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Wikipedia article on Marie Curie. (Submitted on December 9, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Marie Curie image. Click for full size.
By Henri Manuel, 1920
3. Marie Curie
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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