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Occupations: innovators and inventions

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In thinking about using newspapers to discover more about the vast array of occupations that have existed over the centuries — some of which still exist while others have been lost to annals of time (bunters, decretists, and gummers, to name a few)  — it’s inevitable to end up thinking about the innovators and inventors who have made headlines over the years. Don’t miss a thing, follow us on Instagram! Lasting power Some inventions have lasting power and others, sadly for

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Marie Curie Isolates Pure Radium Metal – 7 September 1910

On 7 September 1910, Madame Curie and Andre-Louis Debierne announced they had succeeded in isolating pure radium metal. Here are two newspaper items – published on the very day that the story broke – which report on this historic discovery. Western Times – Wednesday 07 September 1910 Image © Local World Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000265/19100907/024/0004 Hull Daily Mail – Wednesday 07 September 1910 Image © Local World Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH

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