Bess, a teal trapezoid, is dressed like Marie Curie in a birthday hat. She blows out the candles and glows in the dark.

November 7, 1867

Marie Curie, discoverer of Radium and the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, was born on this day in Warsaw, Poland.

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