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On This Day – January 03 : New Zealand physicist and chemist Ernest Rutherford succeeded in penetrating the nucleus on this day in 1919

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Upon bombarding nitrogen atoms with alpha particles, he observed the release of a proton. Patrick Blackett later discovered that this was a transmutation of nitrogen to oxygen.

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What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar