December 31

This Day in History

1993

Small Pox Virus Saved From Destruction

"Although the chance to permanently destroy a deadly disease might seem desirable, on the 31 December 1993, a group of scientists won their struggle to have the dreaded smallpox virus saved from … (more...)

1911

Marie Curie First to Get Second Nobel Prize

"On this day in 1911, Polish-French physicist and chemist Marie Curie became the first person to be honoured with two Nobel Prizes. The fifth and youngest child of teachers Bronislawa and … (more...)

1879

Edison Demonstrates Incandescent Light

In the first public demonstration of his incandescent lightbulb, American inventor Thomas Edison lights up a street in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Although the first incandescent lamp had been produced 40 … (more...)