Born in Poland in 1867, after receiving her secondary education she worked as a governess for eight years. Marie moved to Paris and read Physics at the Sorbonne, where she received a scholarhip which allowed her to move back to Poland to take a second degree in Mathematics. She married Pierre Curie in 1895 and their research into radioactivity resulted in a joint Nobel prize. (1903) Maire succeeded Pierre in the position of Professor of Physics at the Sorbonne after his death, and through her research she isolated pure radium. In 1911 she became the first person to be awarded the Nobel Prize on two occasions
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Rudi Schneider, aged 14
Rudi Schneider, aged 14. Rudi Schneider (27 July 1908 - 1957), son of Josef Schneider and brother of Willi Schneider, was an Austrian spiritualist and Physical Medium. His career was covered extensively by the journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, and he took part in a number of notable experiments conducted by paranormal researchers/debunkers, including Harry Price, Albert von Schrenck-Notzing and Eric J. Dingwall. Some of which declared him to be a fraud, and others of which were unable to find evidence of trickery. HPG/1/6/1/ (iii"
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North American F-107A-NA 55-5119
North American F-107A-NA 55-5119 (msn 212-2) Originally ordered as F-100B but constructed as F-107A, first flown on 28 November 1956. Circa December 1956: Taken on strength by the United States Air force as a JF-107A and assigned to AFFTC, Edwards AFB, CA., for trials with conventional and nuclear weapons. Exhibited in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB. Date: circa 1965
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