On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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Willard Libby wins the Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work developing carbon-14 dating (radiocarbon dating).

Chemist Willard Libby
Willard Libby

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