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Skidmore History


  • Marie Curie is the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize, sharing the 1903 award in physics with her husband and Henri Becquerel, for the discovery of radioactivity.
  • Russian botanist Mikhail Tsvett invents chromatography.
  • Dutch physiologist Willem Einthoven invents the first practical device for recording heart activity, for which he would receive the Nobel Prize in 1924.
  • General Electric builds an all-electric House at the GE Realty Plot in Schenectady, N.Y.
  • Michael J. Owens of Toledo, Ohio, introduces the automatic bottle-blowing machine.