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On This Day – March 03 : American industrialist Joseph Wharton was born on this day in 1826

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He improved the process of refining nickel (Ni) and his company made the first pure nickel metal. Wharton was the driving force in establishing the zinc (Zn) and nickel metal industries in the United States.

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