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Today in Chemical History: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Otto Paul Hermann Diels
Born on this day, 1876. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1950 "for his discovery and development of the diene synthesis"

Gertrude B. Elion
Born 1918; Ob. 1999. Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1988 "for discoveries of important principles for drug treatment".

John C Polanyi
Born on this day, 1929. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1986 "for contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes"

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