Born as Maria Sklodowska on the 7th November 1867 in Warsaw, Poland Marie was immediately hooked with a love for science and desperately wanted to go to university. But back then Polish women were not allowed to go to university and study science.
At a young age, her mother died and her farther could no longer support her so the only option was to become a Governess. Reading and studying in her valuable spare time was her only access to science. Even though she now had a job Marie loved science just as much but her dream of becoming a scientist seemed like an impossible hope.
However, in 1891 her sister opened a new door for Marie and gave her the chance to live in Paris meaning she could possibly for fill her lifetime dream of going to university and to finally study science. Marie soon enrolled in the Sorbonne University in Paris where she spent every living, breathing moment studying physics and maths- she discovered that she had a constant appetite for learning.
Three years later in 1894 she met Pierre Currie- a scientist who worked in the city- who she married a year after.
Marie and Pierre then began their research in the school of chemistry and physics in Paris. They then began to develop their discoveries on the invisible rays given off by uranium – which had recently been discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel. She eventually discovered an element, which she named Radio Activity. This mysterious element has being used all around you some good some bad. For example: Cancer treatment and X rays. Unfortunately radioactivity was also behind the WWII Japanese bombs.
After winning 6 international awards including the Nobel Prize for physics and maths and helping injured soldiers of WWI on the frontline. Mari sadly passed away due to the lifetime exposure of Radioactivity. Her work is still cherished today and is constantly saving lives.
“Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood” Marie Curie
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Stan Lee was born Stanley Lieber on the twenty-eighth of December 1922, in New York city. His parents were Romanian immigrants called Celia and Jack Lieber. He had a younger brother called Larry. As a student at Dewitt Chilton High he had a passion for writing. After school he became an assistant at Timely Comics . In 1960 Stan Lee turned Timely Comics into the action-packed Marvel that we know today. Lee created X-Men, Spider-man, Dr Strange and many more. He makes a brief appearance in all the Marvel films and narrates most of the TV shows.
(extract from the amazing spider-man 2 credits: Marvel Comics and YouTube)
Donald Trump was born in Jamaica hospital 14/06/46. He came famous for being a bussinessman and real estate developer in New York City. He later grew to fame as the star of the reality TV show The Apprentice. In 2016 he shocked the world when he was elected as President of the United States.
“If you want to Know about the 60’s listen to the Beatles”
John Winston Lennon, 1940-1980, was a worldwide famous singer and guitarist who starred as a well-known band member of the Beatles, a popular 60’s group. In his later years he protested against war and made heart-warming albums all about hope and peace.
John Lennon was born on the 9th of October in Liverpool and was raised by his aunt Mimi (mother’s sister). He had a cheeky soul and enjoyed being a mischief. Due to his behaviour he was expelled from his infant school at the age of five. John could have been artist but after hearing Heartbreak Hotel – by Elvis Pressley, he knew his life would depend on music.
It was at the age of fifteen that John first met Paul McCartney (one of his band mates). All four band mates: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) and George Harrison, met in Woolton, Liverpool, in a local church where they were inspired to make one of their classic hits Eleanor Rigby .
The Band carried on their fame winning: 28 top UK hits, 17 UK no.1’s, 65 weeks at No.1 and many, many more. The Beatles was one of the best, well known bands at their time and still are today.
Sadly John split from the band in 1970 and became a solo artist. It was that time of his life he also married his second wife Yoko Ono. Before that he was married to Cynthia Lennon who grew up in the North West of England.
Yoko Ono, an artist, supported John all throughout his musical career – with the band and solo. This shows when John moved America, for his work, Yoko went with him. John spent his time there spreading the very important message of peace across the world. He protested against war and wrote some very touching songs such as Imagine and Jealous Guy.
Unfortunately his hard work in some ways didn’t pay of as the reason for why he’s not here today is because he was shot by a man called Mark Chapman. Mark did own up to it to the Police and Yoko is still alive today.
John Lennon is still respected at this very moment and hopefully always will be. In that reason he has an Airport named after him in Liverpool and his family of his wife, his two sons and his daughter still love him as much as when he was alive. John was a great role model and a great musician!
My cousin Holliday Grainger ( AKA Holly ) is an idol for me. She is a brilliant role model and a great actress
Quick facts Name : Holliday Grainger. Job: actress. Birth-date: 27th march 1988. Place of birth : Didsburry Manchester
Holly was born in Manchester on March 27th 1988 . She has parts in films such as Cinderella, great expectations and she was Bonnie Parker in 2013 Bonnie and Clyde. She was named after Billie Holliday. She started acting from the age of 6.
“It’s so much easier to draw on emotions in acting when you can understand them better . I find it much easier to cry in a role when I was younger.”- Holliday Grainger. Authorised