On This Day – October 14 : Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel received his first patent on this day in 1863

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This patent was for the preparation of nitroglycerine, and was the first of his 355 patents. Nobel is most famous for the prizes carrying his name, awarded annually since 1901 for outstanding achievement in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace.

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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