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  • Paris, France
    Thursday Apr 14, 1898
    Marie Curie

    Verifing From Her Hypothesis

    Paris, France
    Thursday Apr 14, 1898

    On 14 April 1898, the Curies optimistically weighed out a 100-gram sample of pitchblende and ground it with a pestle and mortar. They did not realize at the time that what they were searching for was present in such minute quantities that they would eventually have to process tons of the ore.




  • Eastern Siberia, Russian Empire
    Sunday Jul 10, 1898
    Vladimir Lenin

    Marriage

    Eastern Siberia, Russian Empire
    Sunday Jul 10, 1898

    In May 1898, Nadya joined him in exile, having been arrested in August 1896 for organising a strike. She was initially posted to Ufa, but persuaded the authorities to move her to Shushenskoye, claiming that she and Lenin were engaged; they married in a church on 10 July 1898.




  • Omdurman, Sudan
    Friday Sep 2, 1898
    Winston Churchill

    21st Lancers were stood down

    Omdurman, Sudan
    Friday Sep 2, 1898

    After fighting in the Battle of Omdurman on 2 September 1898, the 21st Lancers were stood down.




  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1898
    Theodore Roosevelt

    The 1898 New York state election

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1898

    The 1898 New York state election was held on November 8, 1898, to elect the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Secretary of State, the State Comptroller, the Attorney General, the State Treasurer and the State Engineer, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate.




  • India
    Friday Dec 2, 1898
    Winston Churchill

    Churchill embarked for India to settle his military business and complete his resignation

    India
    Friday Dec 2, 1898

    On 2 December 1898, Churchill embarked for India to settle his military business and complete his resignation from the 4th Hussars. He spent a lot of his time there playing polo, the only ball sport in which he was ever interested.




  • Paris, France
    Monday Dec 26, 1898
    Marie Curie

    The Curies Announced The Existence of a Second Element, Which They Named "radium"

    Paris, France
    Monday Dec 26, 1898

    On 26 December 1898, the Curies announced the existence of a second element, which they named "radium", from the Latin word for "ray". In the course of their research, they also coined the word "radioactivity".




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