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December 31, 1911
On December 31, 1911, scientist Marie Curie receives her second Nobel Prize, becoming the only woman to do so in the history of the award. Having won her first in physics with husband Pierre Curie in 1903, she wins her second in chemistry for isolating radium. She later heads the Paris Institute of Radium and helps found the Curie Institute. Marie Curie dies in 1934 at the age of 66 from an illness caused by overexposure to radiation.
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