TIL Marie Curie was not originally nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physics she won. The nominating committee only cited her husband, Pierre; Pierre wrote them a furious letter threatening to decline the award unless his wife was also recognized

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  1. Pierre was ahead of his time both academically and socially. I doubt that many men at the time would have wanted their wives to work outside the home period, much less work alongside them as an equal.

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