In order to save money for college, she worked as a governess for the Zorawskis.
Marie and Pierre hold a small ceremony in July.
Irene Curie is born
September 12, 1897 Irene is born as Marie's first daughter.
Marie's father dies
In May, 1902 Wladyslaw dies.
First newspaper article
Marie describes her findings in the popular American journal the "Independent".
Marie loses a child at birth on August 25,1903.
Eve Denise Curie is born
December 6, 1905 Marie's second daughter is born. Here is Marie with her two daughters.
Marie's beloved husband dies on April 19, 1906.
Grandfather Curie dies
Marie's father-in-law dies on February 25, 1910.
Germany declares war on France
France begins mobilization shortly before Germany declares war on France, Marie's homeland for many years now.
The armistice signing at France symbolizes the end of WWI.
Grandaughter Helen born
Marie's first granddaughter, Helen, is born from Irene (her oldest daughter).
Grandson Pierre born
Pierre Joliot-Curie is born as Marie's first grandson and Helen's little brother.
Marie visits Poland for last time
May 29, 1932 Marie visits her homeland of Poland for the last time.
Suffers stone in gallbladder
Marie suffered from a large stone in her gallbladder.
Marie Curie dies
On July 4, 1934 Marie Curie dies of aplastic anemia.
Marie is reburied
She is reburied in the Pantheon in France, and is the first woman so honored for her accomplishments.
Student at Sorbonne
Marie registers as a student at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Finishes first in class at Sorbonne
Marie earns degree in physics from Sorbonne (finishes first in her class).
Degree in mathematics
Marie earns a degree from the Sorbonne in mathematics (finishes second in class)
Marie comes out first in the examination on preparing for a teacher's certificate.
She completes her first scientific paper.
Discovery of new substance
Marie and Pierre discover the new substance named "polonium" after Marie's home country of Poland.
Discovery of Radium
Marie (and Pierre) discover their new element "radium".
The Curies receive the Davy Medal from the Royal Society of London.
Physics Nobel Prize
Marie and Pierre (along with Henri Becquerel) win the Nobel Prize for physics.
Appointed director of lab
For the first time, Marie gets official rights in Pierre's laboratory as she is appointed the director.
First women professor at Sorbonne
Marie is the first women professor at the Sorbonne.
Chemistry Nobel Prize
Marie is awarded her second Nobel Prize, but in chemistry this time.
The standard for radium is set
Marie established the standard for radium.
Marie hosts Einstein and his wife
Albert Einstein and his wife stay for a long visit in March 1913 at Marie's home.
1914 - 1919
Marie helps fundraise for mobile x-ray units during WWI to help save soldier's lives.
America gifts Curie with radium
Presdient Warren Harding presents Marie with a gram of radium on May 20, 1921.
Awarded a gold medal from NISS
The National Institute of Social Sciences awards its gold medal to Curie.
Second radium gift from America
Marie is gifted once again with the money to buy another much needed gram of radium to continue her research from America. It was presented to her on October 30, 1929 by President Hoover.
Here shows Hoover with Marie.
Irene and husband win Nobel Prize
Marie's daughter and son-in-law win the physics Nobel Prize.