October 20, 1950 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and James Lovelock give the first demonstration of gas chromatography at a meeting of the Biochemical Society. The technique is rapidly adopted by the petrochemical industry.

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin

Deaths in History

  • Henry Lewsis Stimson, US minister of War/gov-gen, dies